Top 10 Festivals In Honduras You Should Know About

1. Feria de San Isidro

Hosted in the Honduran city La Ceiba, Feria de San Isidro is a week-long carnival held in honor of the city’s patron Saint Isidore the Laborer.

2. Day of the Americas

You may even catch re-enactments of important events from American history being performed by university or school students.

3. Punta Gorda Festival

Punta Gorda Festival is celebrated by the Garifuna people inhabiting the Honduran island Roatan.

4. National Garifuna Festival

Hosted on the third weekend of July every year, National Garifuna Festival is held in the town of Bajamar, near Puerto Cortés in northwestern Honduras.

5. Rain of Fish Festival

Lluvia de Peces (Rain of Fish) is an occurrence truly unique to the small farming Honduran town Yoro.

6. Semana Santa (Holy Week)

Among Honduras’ largest religious festivals, Semana Santa is a countrywide celebration that takes place around March to April.

7. Fiesta de Maiz (Corn Festival)

Hosted in the city of Danlí, located some 90km (56 miles) southeast of capital city Tegucigalpa, Fiesta de Maiz is celebrated to honor one of the most important food grains in the country today.

8. Sunjam Festival

Music and party lovers, listen up! The first weekend of August is all about wild partying and letting your hair down at Water Cay in Utila Island.

9. Independence Day

September 15 marks Honduras’ Independence Day, a day that all Hondurans come together to honor and celebrate the country’s independence from Spanish rule in 1821.

10. Juniana Carnival Fair

The festivities are spread across June’s last two weeks, during which time the entire town turns into a full-blown party.

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