Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Good Friday

Easter 2022 on Ambergris Caye and across the country

After two years, COVID-19 restrictions were finally lifted. Belizeans across the country publicly celebrated the Easter holidays with various activities ranging from sporting events to religious and popular beach concerts and parties. San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, was one of those favorite places where islanders and visitors had an enjoyable long weekend.

Good Friday sees the reenactment of the Passion of Christ in San Pedro Town

Easter is considered the holiest time of the year. In San Pedro Town, the Roman Catholic Church takes pride in celebrating the occasion honoring the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year, besides their scheduled church activities, one of the main events held on Good Friday, April 15th, saw the first-ever reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the island with an evening procession through downtown, which later ended at central park.

Strict restrictions on the sale of alcohol during Good Friday and Easter weekend

As the Easter holiday draws near, starting this Good Friday, April 15th, the Belize Police Department has issued a set of regulations focusing on the sale of alcohol during this festive time. The rules address the different types of liquor license holders and other restrictions applying to businesses and individuals. The public is reminded to observe a 'dry' Good Friday (no sale of alcoholic beverages), as this is the religious aspect of Easter.

Island Roman Catholics celebrate Easter despite the COVID-19 threat

Easter is observed as the holiest time of the year among many religious communities around the world, as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion. In San Pedro Town, the Roman Catholic Church observes the occasion every year with many scheduled events to honor Christ. This year, however, the celebrations saw a couple of changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mass gathering was not allowed and during the annual procession, which usually sees hundreds of faithful Catholics participating on Good Friday, the religious walk witnessed the smallest procession, registering just a handful of persons during the anticipated event.

National Days of Prayer and Fasting

The Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow has approved three National Days of Prayer & Fasting, from Good Friday, April 10th to Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020. Throughout the nation, the Council of Churches will celebrate the three days with combined times for prayer, repentance, worship, and celebration.

San Pedro Roman Catholic Church Observes Holiest time of the Year

The Easter Holidays are here once again, and for the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church this is the most holy time of the year.

No liquor on Good Friday in San Pedro

No stores, supermarkets, bars or restaurants are allowed to sell alcoholic beverages from midnight on Thursday, March 24th to Good Friday, March 25th - with some exceptions as detailed by the SPPD, SPTC and Liquor Licencing Board.

Authorities defy the law and lift No-Liquor ban on Good Friday

Under the Laws of Belize, the sale of liquor is prohibited on Good Friday, but over the Easter weekend, that law was unexpectedly lifted...