Honduras

Mely Alvarado

World Geography

11-6-14

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Located in Central America, Honduras is a tropical paradise attracting poeple every year to its gorgeous islands, lush rainforests and picturesque mountains. With its immediate access to the world’s second largest barrier reef, Honduras presents some of the best diving and snorkeling opportunities in the Caribbean. What’s more, this beautiful country offers many attractions like ancient Mayan ruins, colonial villages and festive celebrations. From whitewater rafting to hiking and exotic wildlife viewing, there is no end to the fun and adventure here.

Most Hondurans are members of the Roman Catholic Church. People usually keep their religious beliefs to themselves but Catholics may wear a crucifix or religious medal around their necks. Accidental death is attributed to the will of God rather than to a seat belt that was not buckled or another physical cause.

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Spanish is the most widely spoken language in Honduras, although English (including Pidgin English) and Native American languages (such as Garifuna and Miskito) are also spoken by considerable numbers of Hondurans.
There are a few Amerindian dialects spoken there, but the official, widely-used language is Spanish.

The people from Honduras say "hola" as in hello.

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Ethnic groups Mestizos, (European mixed with Amerindian) make up more than 90% of the population of Honduras. Amerindians are 6% of the population and AfroHondurans comprise 1%.

The largest of all Honduras festivals is the La Ceiba carnival. Known as la Feria de San Isidro, the national carnival is the wildest of all Honduran holidays - Honduras' version of New Orleans' Mardi Gras or Pamplona's San Fermin


They dance to "La Punta"


Hondurans eat-

  • Tamales
  • Torrejas
  • Sweet potato puree
  • Eggnog
  • Roasted pork ham
  • Roasted turkey (or chicken)
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Lots of agricultural products are gown here, yes, bananas, but also sugar cane, melons, beans, pineapples, corn, and coffee in the mountains. There's a lot of fresh tropical flowers grown here that get shipped north. Also medicinal plants. They make cigars, handcrafts, rum and vanilla.

    The people from Honduras celebrate Christmas it is perhaps the biggest celebration of the year for Hondurans. It is filled with religious meaning, as the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ is at heart of it. Christmas is celebrated at the stroke of midnight on the night of the 24th of December (as opposed to the 25th in other countries).

    As late as the first quarter of the 20th century, Latin Americans traditionally exchanged gifts on the 6th of January, the date traditionally associated with the Three Magi visiting the newborn Christ and delivering gifts.

    Santa Claus is ubiquitous during the season and most Honduran children learn to believe in him from an early age, just like children in many other countries.

    Honduras: The Hidden Side