While enjoying a stay at the Honduras vacation rentals, your itinerary must include a visit to all the nearby places that hold some very unique celebrations - most of these festivals honor the patron saints. The festivals are usually celebrated during the months of May and June, but if you want to visit Houduras during other months, you won't miss out on the festivities as they are celebrated around the year. The festivities in Honduras are large events which involve the entire local community. Parades and public performances are part of the celebration.
Feast Day of the Virgin of Suyapa
This religious festival is held annually on the third day of February every year at Tegucigalpa to honor the patron saint of Honduras. The Virgin of Supaya is an 18th-century small statue of the Virgin Mary placed in the Basilica de Suyapa in an ornate gold case. During the week-long festival, you can enjoy the bustling activities on the Basilica grounds. You can browse and buy a few souvenirs, posters and Catholic iconography. You can also light a candle in honor of La Virgen; the candles can be bought from the stalls.
Easter festival is a two-week long celebration with parades and public performances all around Honduras. The local population is so involved in this festival that every school and business establishment is closed from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Visit the Tela beach town which showcases six separate parades. These parades enact biblical events about Jesus's birth. To culminate the parade, the religious and town leaders accompany a statue of Jesus and his cross to the main cathedral on a bed of flowers.
La Ceiba Carnival
La Ceiba carnival is held during the third week of May in La Ceiba, and it is the largest of all Honduras festivals. This carnival has some of the wildest parties that you will witness. The carnival culminates on the Saturday with a parade down San Isidro Avenue. During the week, as well as the days preceding and following the parade, you can enjoy lots of parties and great local food. Do not forget to buy some unique gifts and souvenirs from here.
Feria Juniana Carnival
Feria Juniana carnival is the second largest carnival in Honduras. It is held in the last week of June in San Pedro Sula to honor Saint Juniana. The carnival is very exciting, and you can enjoy some live local music and performances with lots of local delicacies and beverages. On June 29, the Feria Juniana carnival parade culminates at Avenida Circunvalacion.
Christmas in Honduras is a time for great food, amazing fireworks, lots of fun, and complete family time. Around the beginning of the month, you can feel the festive spirit over every nook and corner in Honduras. You can attend the Midnight Mass and even get together for Cena Navideña (Christmas dinner).
Honduras traditional festival will give you a preview into the lives of the local people, their culture and religious practices. To be a part of the Honduras festivals, book your choice of Honduras vacation homes with Vamoose.com, where you can refine your search by according to location, amenities, and price. Come to Honduras to enjoy the large parades and public performances.