Culture and Traditions of Honduras
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.
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
Events, festivities and ephemeris throughout the year 2019. Days that remember events, historical dates and important achievements for the country.
List and lyrics of folk songs or customs that are an important part of the musical culture of our 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.
- Francisco Morazán
- José Cecilio del Valle
- José Trinidad Reyes
- Dionisio de Herrera
- José Trinidad Cabañas
- Cacique Lempira
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
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.
Honduras has 8 national symbols, 3 of them considered major and 5 minor.
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 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.
Structure of the Mayan Civilization
- Social organization
- Political Organization - Government
- Religious Organization
- Economic Organization
- Main Mayan Peoples or Nations
- Cultural Manifestations
- Conception of the World
- The Ball Game
- The Art with Feathers, Ceramics and Sculpture
- Writing System
- Literature, Music and Painting in the Mayan Culture
- Decline of the Mayan Culture
- Famous Characters among the Mayans
La caída de Teotihuacán permitió el florecimiento de los grandes núcleos de población que los mayas habían construido en las Tierras Altas….
Hay pocos ejemplos de la literatura maya, pues muchos códices mayas fueron destruidos por el tiempo, la humedad o los misioneros españoles….
Dentro del desarrollo cultural de la sociedad maya el arte con plumas, la cerámica y la escultura ocuparon un lugar importante….