Celebrate Thanksgiving in Belize with a Special Festive Feast

by McNab Editorial Team

When we hear Thanksgiving, most people associate it with the USA or Canada. However, Thanksgiving traditions have circled the globe and though it is not officially a holiday in Belize, the small country does celebrate Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a special time for family and friends who come together to give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon them and to share an elegant, tasty meal. Like Americans and Canadians, Belizeans cook up a storm on this day. The most iconic part of the traditional Thanksgiving feast is the turkey and ham which is why you’d often hear a Belizean say, “Turkey Dinner” and not Thanksgiving Dinner. While the classic rice and beans are a part of this meal, Belizeans incorporate their own twist to the dish by substituting marshmallow sweet potatoes, vegetables, and pumpkin pie with potato salads, cranberry sauce, pepper sauce, honey ham, turkey, stuffing, and desserts including either Fruit-Cake, Rum-Cake, Carrot Cake or Bread Pudding.

This Thanksgiving, dine out and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with a Belizean twist. . Many restaurants and resorts are preparing a special Thanksgiving meal. If you’re in the area, take a look at a few restaurants you can visit to get your Thanksgiving dinner fix!

Belize City – Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza


  1. Umaya Resort and Adventures at Restaurante Laguna 
  2. Itz’ana Belize Resort & Residences


  1. San Ignacio Hotel at the Running W Restaurant
  2. Sleeping Giant at the Grove House 
The Grove House
Feature Image Courtesy Sleeping Giant


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