Honduras Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Honduras or officially the Republic of Honduras is a republic in Central America. It has at times been referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became modern-day Belize
  • Public holidays in Honduras are centered on Christianity and the commemoration of events in Honduran history

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
19 MarSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. Celebrated on St. Joseph's Day. Not a Public Holiday
13 AprThursHoly Thursday - Thursday before Easter Sunday. Commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
14 AprFriPanamerican Day (America's Day) - A holiday observed by several countries in North and South America. It commemorates the First International Conference of American States which concluded on April 14, 1890, creating the International Union of American Republics, the forerunner to the Organization of American States (OAS). First observed on April 14, 1931
15 AprSatHoly Saturday - Commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell. Sometimes referred to as Easter Saturday
16 AprSunEaster Day - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
1 MayMonLabour Day - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
14 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family.. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
15 SeptFriIndependence Day - Honduras became independent from Spain in 1821 and was for a time part of the First Mexican Empire until 1823 when it became part of the United Provinces of Central America
3 OctTueFrancisco Moranzan's Birthday - A Honduran politician who was president of the Federal Republic of Central America from 1830 to 1839
12 OctThursDiscovery of America Day (Day of the Races) - Commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas
21 OctSatArmed Forces Day - To honor and recognize country's military, especially in 1956, young military reformists staged a coup that ousted the authoritarian Lozano Diaz from power
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
19 MarThursFather's Day (Celebrated on St. Joseph's Day. Not a Public Holiday)
2 AprThursHoly Thursday (Thursday before Easter Sunday)
3 AprFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
4 AprSatHoly Saturday
5 AprSunEaster Day
14 AprTuePanamerican Day (America's Day)
1 MayFriLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
10 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
15 SeptTueIndependence Day
7 OctWedFrancisco Moranzan's Birthday
8 OctThursDiscovery of America Day (Day of the Races)
9 OctFriArmy Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
19 MarSatFather's Day (Celebrated on St. Joseph's Day. Not a Public Holiday)
24 MarThursHoly Thursday (Thursday before Easter Sunday)
25 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
26 MarSatHoly Saturday
27 MarSunEaster Day
14 AprThursPanamerican Day (America's Day)
1 MaySunLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
8 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
15 SeptThursIndependence Day
5 OctWedFrancisco Moranzan's Birthday
6 OctThursDiscovery of America Day (Day of the Races)
7 OctFriArmy Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
19 MarMonFather's Day (Celebrated on St. Joseph's Day. Not a Public Holiday)
29 MarThursHoly Thursday (Thursday before Easter Sunday)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
31 MarSatHoly Saturday
1 AprSunEaster Day
14 AprSatPanamerican Day (America's Day)
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
15 SeptSatIndependence Day
3 OctWedFrancisco Moranzan's Birthday
12 OctFriDiscovery of America Day (Day of the Races)
21 OctSunArmy Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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