Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Honduras in the World Cup

So how big a deal is it for Honduras to be in the World Cup? Just take a look at this article in the local paper:

The Honduran government has approved for 200,000 public employees to take time off from work in order to watch the national team play in the World Cup in South Africa, and is encouraging private enterprises to do the same.

Africo Madrid, the government minister in charge of the changes, said Tuesday that employees would not have to begin work until 10 a.m. local time on June 16th when Honduras plays Chile. The match begins at 5:30 am, Honduran time.

Honduras faces Spain on June 21st and Switzerland on June 25th. Matches those days begin in the early afternoon, Honduran time, and employees will be allowed to leave work at 11:30 a.m. on those days.

2 comments:

The Kampers said...

I have come across your blog several times now. From La Gringa and Missionary Moms. We are on our way to Honduras, just as soon as we can raise all of our funds, and make a "quick" stop in Costa Rica for language school. It's nice to be able to read about another missionary family in Honduras! Keep it up!

Oh, and we will be watching Honduras play too!

Liz Kamper

Pamela said...

We really need to get the US Gov't that excited about the World Cup too. I wouldn't mind going into work a bit late :)