Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Honduras Independence Day

Stealing completely from my husbands blog (it IS a complement afterall) - he said it so well, I couldn't say it any differently:

Happy Independence Day

Spain granted independence to Honduras along with the rest of the Central American provinces on September 15, 1821. This year Honduras will commemorate 188 years of independence. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua share the same day of independence.

Parades effectively stop the traffic in all major towns, schools close for the celebrations and there are street parties across Honduras on Independence Day every year during the week of September 15th.

This year Independence Day will be marked with protests inside and outside of the country. The four other countries that share the same Independence Day with Honduras are blocking Hondurans from participating in mutual celebrations. In addition the supporters of the ousted President are calling for boycotts of festivals.

Nonetheless the country will shut down in celebration of its independence. Parades, parties, closed schools and businesses will mark a week of celebration.

Join in the celebration. Eat a baleada, drink some horchata, hug a Catracho, remember that all is tuani and say a prayer for the people of Honduras.

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