Congratulations to Belize on its 42th Anniversary of Independence 

We extend our congratulations to the people of Belize for its sovereignty and accomplishments. 



Belize became a British colony in 1840, known as British Honduras, and a Crown Colony in 1862. Under a new constitution, Britain granted British Honduras self-government in 1964. On June 1st  in 1973, British Honduras was officially renamed Belize. Independence was achieved from the United Kingdom on September 21th, 1981.
The Excecutive Directorate of the Mesoamerica Integration and Development Project congratulates Belize, its Government and people, on this 42th Independence Anniversary: ¡Happy September 21th!