About 80% of the Belizean population is Christian and Easter is celebrated with a four day holiday. Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, each day having its own traditions and events.
Holy Saturday is best known for the Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic, a 140 mile bike race where cyclists start in Belize City and then head west to San Ignacio where the riders then turn around and bike back to Belize City. Cycling is very popular in Belize. The Cross Country Classic started back in 1928.