On September 10th carnival style parades are held to commemorate St. George’s Caye Day. This is Belize’s National Day which commemorates the victory in battle against the Spanish attempt to take over the area in 1798.
The flag of Belize was adopted in September 1981. The design consists of a dark blue field with two red horizontal stripes at the top and bottom edges. The country’s Coat of Arms is featured in the center of the flag on a circular white background.