The Rhyncholaelia digbyana Orchid was declared the National Flower of Honduras on November 25, 1969. Known as “Orchid of the Virgin”
Honduras has great men, who were an example of dedication and love for the country. As well as major and minor national symbols.
Honduras being a multi-ethnic country and counts 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 nickname used colloquially to refer to Hondurans, and it means «the men of Xatruch» in honor of the bravery demonstrated by the army of Hondurans under the command of General Florencio Xatruch against the North American filibusters.
Events, festivities and anniversaries throughout the year 2023. Days that remember events, historical dates and important achievements for the country.
List and lyrics of folk or costumbrista songs 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 one representative in its folklore.
Honduras counts in the memory of history with the exploits of great men, who although not perfect, were an example of dedication, courage and love for the country.
Every year when the national celebrations approach in the month of September, they are remembered with the purpose that present and future generations be inspired and learn from their national love for 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 turn and duties towards the National Pavilion of Honduras.
Honduras has 8 national symbols, 3 of them considered major and 5 minor.
Background 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 Towns or Nations
- Cultural Manifestations
- Conception of the World
- The Ball Game
- 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