Little Belize, Big Independence: Celebrations are Underway!

Belize’s September Celebrations feature the most important events on the country’s national calendar, and with festivities already underway in the lead up to Independence Day on September 21st, 2014 is set to be the biggest year yet, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek.

Celebrating Belize History: Happy St George’s Caye Day!!

The Battle of St George’s Caye, commemorated as a national holiday in Belize on September 10, was the defining moment in the birth of the country, bringing together a disparate group of individuals willing to risk their lives to foster a unified British Honduras and paving the road to the eventual creation of today’s Belize.

Belize Weather: Tackling Climate Change

A national policy and action plan addressing climate change in Belize was presented at the National Climate Change Consultation held September 4, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel in Belize City.

September in Belize: Another Reason to Visit!

In addition to the September celebrations, another treat is in store for nature lovers – this is the time when migratory birds make their way down from the plummeting temperatures of the north to take advantage of Belize’s famous weather and pristine environment. And the varied landscape means that an extraordinary variety of birds join savvy human travellers in spending their winter months here.

Hero is Celebrated in Belize: Marcus Canul – An Icaiche Maya!

After Canul’s group defeated a British detachment, killing five and wounding 16 other soldiers, things began heating up, with the British determined to subjugate the Maya or drive them out all together by further burning houses and crops. However, Canul and his men fought on, eventually taking Corozal Town on 1870. In 1872 they attacked the British barracks at Orange Walk on the New River and Canul was mortally wounded. The Maya retreated, and, with their charismatic leader gone, this was the last major attack on British forces.

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The World Bank has approved a US$ 30 million project aimed at helping Belize manage climate risks with more resilient roads and other infrastructure improvements. Learn how this will improve resiliency against climate change!

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On Friday, 22 August, the Taiwanese Ambassador Benjamin Ho presented Diane Haylock, President of the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) and Co-Chair of the National Celebrations Commission, with a healthy cheque to help fill the skies with the light, sound and colour of an enormous fireworks display.

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Number Three in the Wet and Wild Inland Belize series is the world famous Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, otherwise known as ATM, and one of most impressive day trips to be had anywhere.

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Chaa Creek’s donations through the Inland Expedition Guides/Staff Program once again brought joy and much needed school supplies to 37 local children ranging in age from 5 to 13.