Easter Food & Traditions in Belize

Easter, the longest public holiday in Belize, is right around the corner!

There is no other way to celebrate this four-day holiday, than with delicious food and sweet treats amongst family and friends!

Chocolate eggs and Easter candy continue to make a comeback.  Moving from the sweet treats, a mix of new and old traditions make this Holy holiday a festive feast. There is a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes that help to commemorate the end of the Lenten fast for many Belizeans.

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Hot Cross Buns

This is a spicy, yet sweet bun containing raisins and decorated with a cross symbolizing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. You can't beat indulging in a lovely, sticky hot cross bun.


This is a fish soup which gets its flavor from fried fish, coconut milk, and plantain. Similar to the traditional Garifuna dish Hudut, Sere is a delicious hearty soup perfect for Good Friday when abstaining from meat.  

Whole Fried Fish

Nothing beats a fresh catch! Snapper and Grouper, whether served fried, baked, or grilled, are a popular choice.  This tasty catch, topped with a spicy hot habanero pepper and onion sauce, is usually served with sides such as rice and beans, or white rice and stew beans and potato salad or coleslaw.

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