Culture and Traditions of Honduras

Honduras being a multi-ethnic country and has among its living culture the Pesh, Tawahkas, Lencas, Tolupanes, Chortís, Garífunas and Miskitos.

Ethnic groups of Honduras

Honduras being a multi-ethnic country and has among its living culture the Pesh, Tawahkas, Lencas, Tolupanes, Chortís, Garífunas and Miskitos.

These groups are part of history, which despite economic and geopolitical changes have maintained their way of life and vision of the world.


Catrachos, the men of Xatruch

Catracho is a hypocoristic of the colloquial name by which the Hondurans are known and means "the men of Xatruch" , in honor of the bravery shown by the Honduran army under the command of General Florencio Xatruch against the North American filibusters. See Biography of Florencio Xatruch


Civic School Calendar of Honduras

Civic School Calendar of Honduras

Events, festivities and ephemeris throughout the year 2019. Days that remember events, historical dates and important achievements for the country.

Folkloric School Songbook of Honduras

Folkloric School Songbook of Honduras

List and lyrics of folk songs or customs that are an important part of the musical culture of our Honduras.

Folk Dances of Honduras

Honduras has two cultural areas: a peasant area of indigenous/mestizo and Afro-Caribbean origin; each representative in their folklore.


Proceres of Honduras

Honduras counts in the memory of history with the deeds of great men, who were an example of dedication, courage and love for the country.

Every year as the national celebrations approach, they are reminded so that present and future generations are inspired and learn from their love for Honduras.

The National Flag of Honduras

The National Flag of Honduras

It was created by Legislative Decree No. 7 , in the city of Comayagua on March 6, 1866.

Know the protocol and use, as well as its meaning, oath, how to bend and duties towards the National Pavilion of Honduras.


Past and History

During this period the Mayan language develops and the Mayan people gain experience and build some great cities.

The Mayan Society

The Mayan Civilization

The Mayan Civilization

The Mayan Civilization was the only one of the pre-Hispanic era to have a perfect writing system and such a precise calendar, which was capable of predicting both solar and lunar eclipses and studying the movements of Venus and Saturn.

They were the first in America to use zero in their mathematical calculations.

Hymn to Lempira
July 4, 2001

Hymn to Lempira

Gran caudillo de huestes bravìas,
nuestros valles y agrestes montañas,…

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History, lyrics and music of the National Anthem of Honduras

Hymn Centroamericano

Den al viento las blandas espigas
sacudiendo sus lanzas de oro…

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La Marseillaise - National and Official Anthem of France
July 1, 2001

La Marseillaise – National and Official Anthem of France

Es el himno nacional de Francia, fue escrito por Rouget de Lisle en 1792. Se admitió como himno oficial de Francia en 1795….

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Vendrán los Nuevos Días por Alfonso Guillén Zelaya

The Essential by Alfonso Guillén Zelaya

Lo esencial no está en ser poeta, ni artista, ni filósofo. Lo esencial es que cada uno tenga la dignidad de su trabajo, la conciencia de su trabajo….

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History, lyrics and music of the National Anthem of Honduras

Land of my elders

Por: Víctor Cáceres Lara… Morena y cálida tierra de mis mayores,
exúbera de frutos,…

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