With a mixture of Mayan, Catholic, and Caribbean culture, Belize observes many holidays and hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. September is particularly lively with parades and concerts over the week-plus span of time between St. George’s Caye Day and Independence Day. In San Pedro, a traditional fisherman’s village, June brings El Día de San Pedro honoring Saint Peter, the patron saint of fishing. August sees Mayans from Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico gather in San Pedro for the Costa Maya Festival, a multi-day event that is Belize’s largest festival!
Maya Archaeological Sites
The remains of dozens of Maya temples and city-states are scattered across Belize. Several of the most significant include: Caracol, one of the largest Maya kingdoms, located south of Xunantunich; Cerros, one of the earliest Maya sites, located in Northern Belize; Lamanai, the longest continually occupied site in Mesoamerica, in northern Belize; Actun Tunichil Muknal, also known as the Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre, near San Ignacio.