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.

The Mayan Civilization
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Decline of the Mayan Culture – The Mayan Civilization

La caída de Teotihuacán permitió el florecimiento de los grandes núcleos de población que los mayas habían construido en las Tierras Altas….

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Mathematics – The Mayan Civilization

Al igual que otras civilizaciones mesoamericanas, los mayas utilizaban un sistema de numeración de base veinte (vigesimal) y de base cinco. …

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Literature, Music and Painting – The Mayan Civilization

Hay pocos ejemplos de la literatura maya, pues muchos códices mayas fueron destruidos por el tiempo, la humedad o los misioneros españoles….

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Writing System – The Mayan Civilization

Era una combinación de símbolos fonéticos e ideogramas, en realidad, la estructura pictográfica es más parecida al chino….

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The Art with Feathers, Ceramics and Sculpture – The Mayan Civilization

Dentro del desarrollo cultural de la sociedad maya el arte con plumas, la cerámica y la escultura ocuparon un lugar importante….

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The Ball Game – The Mayan Civilization

Los mayas concebían al juego de pelota como un ritual. Éste es un rito de iniciación, muerte y renacimiento que legitima el poder político. …

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Rites – The Mayan Civilization

Solicitaban de sus dioses los dones de la vida, la salud y el sustento, a cambio de los cuales realizaban de ceremonias purificadoras….

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Conception of the World – The Mayan Civilization

Los mayas concebían al cosmos compuesto por 13 cielos. Sobre cada cielo presidían trece dioses llamados los Oxlahuntikú. …

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Cultural Manifestations – The Mayan Civilization

La religión influencio la mayoría de los aspectos de la vida de los mayas. En ritos agrícolas, ceremonias públicas, arte y la cultura….

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