On November 2, many countries in Central America celebrate “All Souls’ Day” or “Day of the Dead”. This day is a remembrance of the dearly departed with prayers and feasting on the first anniversary of the death, and then every November on the “Day of the Dead”.
Traditional Halloween Sweets - GettyImages
In Belize, however, the Halloween tradition shadows North American’s Halloween with celebrations, festivities, extravagant and scary costumes, and of course trick-or-treating. So even if the weather isn’t always agreeable and Halloween festivities take a rain check, there’s no stopping the fun. That means the parties and trick-or-treating can always be postponed to the next sunny day.
Scary Clown during Halloween in Belize - Photo Courtesy of midwestbeachbums.com
Island children, adults, and tourists all love to dress up and hit the streets in search of treats and to have some haunted island fun. There are ghosts, scary clowns, headless horsemen, witches, dead brides, zombies and vampires drifting around. Many bars and restaurants host costume contests and have live entertainment. Some ghouls even dress up their pets!
Enjoying Halloween on Ambergris Caye - Photo Courtesy of AmbergrisToday.com
The towns of San Pedro, Placencia, and Caye Caulker all hold their own spook-tacular Halloween events and everyone participates. It’s an all-around party scene with delicious food, treats, live music, and prizes for best costume. But it’s also fun to just people watch… or ghoul watch.
If you love warm weather, good times and adventures, and of course all things spooky, it’s not too late to start packing and jump on your broomstick to Belize!
Check out our blog “Nightlife in San Pedro”.
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