Dec. 21, 2011, Ambergris Caye, Belize: Christmas on Ambergris Caye, Belize, is a delightful blend of Christmas traditions from 10 different ethnic groups and the growing community of expats living and retired on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
"For those of us who grew up in snow country, it seems odd to be walking around in T-shirts and flip flops on Christmas Day," writes Belize Correspondent Ann Kuffner.
"But, having lived here on Ambergris Caye for five years now, I've come to appreciate that Belize offers a unique collection of blended Christmas traditions. Home to more than 10 different ethnic groups, this country boasts the most multicultural holiday celebrations I can imagine.
"First and foremost, Christmas in Belize is about spending quality time with family and friends. Government offices, banks, and most non-tourism-oriented businesses shut down for the week surrounding Christmas Day.