Public holidays in Honduras

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Public holidays in Honduras are centered on Christianity and the commemoration of events in Honduran history. Each celebration is very important to many families across this country. They are often celebrated with extended family members, and friends. On a few of the most important holidays, such as Independence Day and holy week parades and processions are held from early morning to later in the afternoon or evening.


Public holidays

DateEnglish nameSpanish nameComments
January 1 New Year's Day Año Nuevo
April 14Americas DayDía de la AmericasCommemorates the establishment of the International Union of American Republics at the First International Conference of American States in 1890.
March–April Holy Week (Especially Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday)Semana Santa (Jueves Santo, Viernes Santo, Sábado Santo)
May 1 Labour Day Día de Trabajo International Workers' Day
September 15 Independence Day Día de la Independencia Act of Independence of Central America, 1821
October 3 (celebration may vary) Francisco Morazán's Day/Soldier's DayDía del SoldadoMorazán was president of the Federal Republic of Central America, 1830–1839. [1]
October 12 Discovery of America Day [2] Día del Descubrimiento de América
October 21 Armed Forces Day Día de las Fuerzas ArmadasIn 1956 the army supported the people against dictator Julio Lozano Díaz. [3]
December 25 Christmas Navidad



DateEnglish nameSpanish nameComments
February 3 Virgin of Suyapa's DayNuestra Señora de SuyapaOur Lady of Suyapa is the Patroness of Honduras.
March 19Father's DayDía del PadreCoincides with Saint Joseph's Day
April 19Spanish Language Day Día del Idioma Española Honors the Spanish language and culture; coincides with the death of Miguel de Cervantes [5]
Second Sunday of May [6] Mother's Day Día de la Madre
June 11Student's DayDía del Estudiante
July 20 Lempira DayDía de LempiraDedicated to a leader of the Lenca people who led the resistance against the Spanish conquistadors in the 1530s. [7]
September 1National Flag's DayDía de la Bandera
September 10Children's DayDía del Niño
September 17Teacher's DayDía del Maestro
December 24 Christmas Eve Noche Buena
December 31 New Year's Eve Vispera de Año Nuevo

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