National Day of Honduras

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The National Day of Honduras is on the 15 September (Independence from Kingdom of Spain 1821). You will also note the history behind their national day or independence day. You will note that much like Nicaragua they do share heros such as Francisco Morazán. and others for led their independence drive.

National Day of Honduras

As you know the National Day of Honduras is celebrated on the 15th  September. Their National Independence Day celebrates their separation or independence from Spain. This occurred on the 15th September 1821. As you will know that much like other countries in South America, Honduras was a Spanish colony for several centuries before gaining its independence.

Firstly there had been a number of leaders who brought this about. The most famous is Francisco Morazán, who went on to become the President of the Federal Republic of Central America. You can find more information on him under the National Day of Nicaragua on here. Many of these South American countries share heros as they are all very closely linked.

So on the 15th September, the representatives from Central America’s various provinces signed the Act of Independence of Central America. This declared the region’s independence from Spain. This event is celebrated in Honduras and other Central American countries as the beginning of their independence. Finally you can also see the National Day of Guatemala as well as the National Day of El Salvador. You will notice how they are all linked to their freedom.

See also  National Day of Senegal

Today the national day of Honduras is celebrated as a public holiday.

Honduras Public Holidays

Firstly here are the public holidays in Honduras:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Day of the Americas – April 14th
  • Labor Day – May 1st
  • Independence Day – September 15th
  • Children’s Day – September 10th (observed on the following Monday if it falls on a weekend)
  • Army Day – October 3rd
  • Christmas Day – December 25th

In addition to these national holidays, there are also several local holidays that are observed in different regions of Honduras.



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