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Apr 18, 2019

What’s the Plan for the Easter Holidays?

At this time, Belizeans travelling for the Easter holidays have already hit the highways or have arrived at their destinations. But for others, the religious aspect of the holiday is what keeps the family together at home. Duane Moody took to the streets to find out what’s the plan for the weekend.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

It’s the four-day weekend that Belizeans enjoy every year. The Easter Holiday is a time that most families spend together with their loved ones, acknowledging the death of Jesus Christ—eating fried fish and hot crossed buns. The meaning of Easter differs per person and family.

 

Carla Jones

Carla Jones, Belize City Resident

“I grew up as a catholic girl, so the entire Easter means a lot to me; I like watch holy movies.”

 

Patricia Flowers, Belize City Resident

“Easter for me, all we focus on is Jesus cause we are church people. I mean yo know wi do carnival but noh because we goh dah church that noh mean we noh live wi life.”

 

Many Belizeans are already on their way to a destination for the weekend—whether across the border to Chetumal and further north to Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and even Merida. There are also a number of Belizeans being tourists in their own home. Whether it is going out west to Cayo or even finding a spot along one of the many sandy beaches across the Jewel.

 

Marjeli

Marjeli, Belize City Resident

“For me, it is what I call vacation, relaxation mostly. My quiet time so I am not the normal type that would be partying and drinking. But being by the poolside probably reading and then my kids swimming…that’s my Easter vacation.”

 

Duane Moody

“So you are travelling out of the country or going to a particular location in Belize just for the Easter or staying at home?”

 

Marjeli

“No, no. I am travelling. I don’t wish to disclose that on TV, but my options are Placencia or Caye Caulker and Cancun. So those are the three options I am considering.”

 

Patricia Flowers

Patricia Flowers

“We normally leave the country, but this year we are staying here. We have baptism for our kids; we have different stuff that we are doing with family this year.”

 

Duane Moody

“But traditionally you guys normally travel?”

 

Patricia Flowers

“Yes, we are normally in Chetumal by Friday, Saturday and we come back Monday evening. But not this year.”

 

Like Patricia Flowers, Carla Jones says that she’s staying home with the family.

 

Carla Jones

“I really have no plans because I am a night worker. So I think I am just gonna stay at home with the family. When yo get yo own family, like everybody does their own this. But I still like make my bun and give everybody ina di family.”

 

Duane Moody

“Yo have yo bun and fish ready?”

 

Carla Jones

“Noh yet. The fish is pending.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.


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