Honduras officially named as the Republic of Honduras (in Spanish – República de Honduras) in Central America. In this brief Article, I am going to discuss the history of Honduras Independence Day. The Honduras freedom day is on the same day when El Salvador and Costa Rica celebrate Independence Day with Parade.
History of Honduras Independence Day – First Nation in First Mexican Empire
- Honduras was also used to call as Spanish Honduras to stand out from British Honduras, which was a Modern-day Belize.
- Honduras was famous for the home of MAYA (A Mesoamerican Culture) before Spanish came to Invade it in the 16th
- The Honduras Country has 112,492 km2 in the area with increasing 8 Million of the population.
- Honduras people’s motto is – “Libre, Soberana e Independiente,” which means in English – “Free, Sovereign and Independent.”
- Honduras is famous for its Rich Natural Resources filled with minerals, coffee and many types of Tropical Fruits with Sugar Cane. The Country also a significant exporter in Textiles Industry area.
History Lesson of Freedom Fighting in Honduras
Honduras was one of the countries which got out from the Spain Emperor in 1821. That’s why they celebrate on 15 September with El Salvador and Costa Rica Countries. But like those countries, Honduras didn’t go for making their government but accepted to be part of First Mexican Empire in 1823.
The nation tried to conduct elections and be all independent Republic till 1838 but failed horribly to participate in Central American Unity (in the 1840s and 1850s).
Since the Signature on Independence of Honduras, approximately 300 small rebellions and civil wars happened in the nation which changed many regimes.
How Honduras People Celebrate the Independence Day
To celebrate the Independence Day, students start preparing for the parade a few days earlier. You can watch kids practicing their march on school grounds with dance and music. The voices of drum banging and see children getting escorted the streets before the parade in a military marching style.
The Old people are taken to road side by their families to watch the parade pass by, and tourist gets into the mood of the festival and takes the pictures to preserve the moment.
At night Celebration turns into parties in night clubs and bars in many cities with adults rocking the dance floor.
Here are some Memories caught on people’s camera and they shared it online:
Here is a video showing the Firework at night celebrating Freedom: