November 30 – Honduran Composer Day
Part of the richness of our culture is thanks to the talent and creativity of Honduran men and women who with much effort and not a few sacrifices compose beautiful and hopeful songs.
Today new generations are struggling to open space in the national and international arena , young people who demonstrate the ability of Hondurans to create great works. We cannot also forget those who over time have managed to delight us with their compositions.
Although it is difficult to list all the composers, we want to name some of them:
- Augusto C. Coello
- Camilo Corea
- Daniel Goméz Lemus
- Danilo Ugarte
- Eva Cortés
- Federico Ramírez
- Felipe Ugarte
- Francisco R. Díaz Zelaya
- Herman Allan Padgett
- Humberto Cano
- Guillermo Anderson
- Lidia Handal
- Mario Jaén
- Miguel Ugarte
- Nilo Espinal
- Paco Medina
- Rafael Coello Ramos
- Rafael Manzanares Aguilar
- Serafina de Milla
- Shirley Paz
Creation of the Honduran Composer’s Day
It was on November 20, 2002 in the government of President Ricardo Maduro that it was established by decree to recognize the creative work of Honduran composers.
DECREE No 386-2002
CONSIDERING: That the protection of authors and composers stimulates national creativity, the development of cultural and musical industries.
CONSIDERING: It is necessary to strengthen the faith and hope of the Honduran people who are contributing to the process of Honduran music.
CONSIDERING: That it is the power of the national congress to create and decree honors and pensions for relevant services rendered to the country.
THEREFORE, IT DECREES:
Art.1 – Declare HONDURAN COMPOSER’S DAY on November 30 of each year.
Art.2- This Decree shall enter into force as of the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
Given in the city of Tegucigalpa, a municipality of the Central District, in the Hall of Sessions of the National Congress, on the thirteenth day of November, two thousand and two.
PORFIRIO LOBO SOSA
President of the National Congress
To the Executive Power
Tegucigalpa, MDC November 20, 2002
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC