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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Main Mayan Peoples or Nations – The Mayan Civilization

Entre los mayas existieron diferentes tribus que se agrupaban de acuerdo a sus actividades productivas afines….

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Economic Organization – The Mayan Civilization

La agricultura es una actividad central, se ha especulado mucho sobre las técnicas agrícolas que utilizaban con en la época prehispánica….

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Religious Organization – The Mayan Civilization

Halach uinik, sacerdote y gobernador del kuchkabal (provincia)….

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Political Organization – Government – The Mayan Civilization

Durante el Clásico Terminal y Postclásico temprano hubo otra forma de gobierno en la península de Yucatán, el multepal o gobierno confederado…

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Social Organization – The Mayan Civilization

La vida del prehispánico en los grandes centros urbanos debía ser tan compleja como lo es para los habitantes en las modernas ciudades de la actualidad. …

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Physical Traits – The Mayan Civilization

Las características de estos grupos eran modificadas por influencias mágicas y/o rituales. La deformación craneal era practicada en los niños…

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Clothing – Mayan Civilization

Para teñir sus artículos indumentarios utilizaron diversos colorantes de origen mineral, vegetal y animal….

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Women and their Social Position – The Mayan Civilization

La mujer tuvo posiciones elevadas en la sociedad y algunas fueron gobernantes. Y eran muy importantes para la economía familiar….

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Villages “Housing” – The Mayan Civilization

Los materiales de las casas varían de muros y techos de madera y palma a materiales resistentes como piedra y estuco. …

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