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Honduras 2014 events

Football matches

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014

Football is undoubtedly the national sport of Honduras, and the country exp ......

Football is undoubtedly the national sport of Honduras, and the country explodes into passionate support for the national team whether it plays at home or away. Flag-toting Hondurans of all ages descend on stadiums, parks and televisions to scream “gooooooolllll” and wins see impromptu street parties erupt throughout the country.

Venue:
Throughout Honduras.

Address:
Estadio Nacional Tibucio Carias Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Event cost:
Varies depending on stadium.

Category:
Sport

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Christmas

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014

As a devout nation, Christmas is one of the most important times of the yea ......

As a devout nation, Christmas is one of the most important times of the year for Hondurans. Families gather together to rejoice in the birth of Jesus which is celebrated on the night of the 24th. Church masses, family prayers and a great feast are traditional elements, although present-giving is also now common.

Venue:
Throughout Honduras.

Address:
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Honduras 2015 events

Festival of the Virgin of Suyapa

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015

The Virgin of Suyapa is Honduras’ patron saint and, in February, the famo ......

The Virgin of Suyapa is Honduras’ patron saint and, in February, the famous statue of her is taken from her home in the Basílica de Suyap, a suburb of the capital Tegucigalpa and paraded through various other towns and cities. A fair in the town sees people come to light candles and pray. There is also a lively fair.

Venue:
Suyapa

Address:
Suyapa, Puerto Cortes, Honduras

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Roatan Carnival

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2015

Held on the Bay Island of Roatan, this lively carnival is held in honour of ......

Held on the Bay Island of Roatan, this lively carnival is held in honour of the traditions and culture of the Garifuna people. It commemorates the day 4,000 Garifuna people were placed on Roatan in 1797. There are celebrations all over the island, the biggest being in Punta Gorda.

Venue:
Roatan

Address:
Roatan, Honduras

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Music

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Semana Santa

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2015

Literally translated as ‘Easter Week’, Semana Santa sees several days o ......

Literally translated as ‘Easter Week’, Semana Santa sees several days of devout celebration including extravagant parades through the country’s city streets. Costumed participants carry great floats and march through streets decorated with coloured carpets of chalk and flower petals. Copan is considered the best place to witness the festivities.

Venue:
Throughout Honduras.

Address:
Copan, Honduras

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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La Ceiba Carnival

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2015

This lively carnival draws tens of thousands of Hondurans from around the c ......

This lively carnival draws tens of thousands of Hondurans from around the country who come to revel in the flamboyant festivities, held in honour of the patron saint San Isidro. A funfair, costumed pageants and competitions culminate in a great Mardi Gras-style street parade.

Venue:
La Ceiba

Address:
La Ceiba, Honduras

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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Feria Juniana

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015

This month-long festival is one of the country’s most popular with live m ......

This month-long festival is one of the country’s most popular with live music performances, dancing, and lots of food and merriment. There are fairground rides, impressive firework displays and lots of beer drinking. The festivities culminate in a great, lively parade down Avenida Circunvalacion.

Address:
Avenida Circunvalacion, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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National Garifuna Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2015

This colourful festival celebrates the culture, food and traditions of the ......

This colourful festival celebrates the culture, food and traditions of the Garifuna people and attracts Garifuna from Guatemala, Belize and along the Caribbean coast of Honduras. It is held in Bajamar near Puerto Cortes and there is much merriment, dancing, drinking.

Venue:
Bajamar

Address:
Bajamar, Puerto Cortes, Honduras

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Music

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Sunjam Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015

The newest and hippest of Honduras’ festivals is crazy Sunjam, Central Am ......

The newest and hippest of Honduras’ festivals is crazy Sunjam, Central America’s biggest techno-house music festival. Held on an uninhabited cay just off the coast of the island of Utila it is an all-night rave that attracts big-name DJ’s and party-goers from around the world.

Venue:
Water Cay, Utila

Address:
Water Cay, Utila, Honduras

Event cost:
$60.

Website:

Category:
Music

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Independence Day

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2015

Throughout Central America September 15th is celebrated as the day when Hon ......

Throughout Central America September 15th is celebrated as the day when Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica gained independence from Spain in 1821. The day is celebrated with marching bands of schoolchildren who practice for months in the lead up. Traditional costumes are worn and children of all ages parade through the streets.

Venue:
Throughout Honduras.

Address:
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
History

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