July 20 – Lempira Day

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  • Every July 20, Honduras celebrates the life and death of the lord of the mountains, the cacique Lempira, who fought to defend his people from Spanish domination in 1536. 

    The Lempira Cacique is one of the leaders of Honduras and is considered a national hero and an example of the struggle against foreign occupation. 

    To honor his example, the national currency was denominated with his name, as well as the Lempira department, where it comes from. The educational centers of the country perform dramatizations of the struggle of this first national hero.

    Biography of cacique Lempira
    Children dressed as inditos to commemorate the day of Lempira.
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