Monday, October 17, 2011 is recognized by the Honduran government as a holiday in Honduras. Banks and public offices will be closed in honor of Día de la Raza (Day of the Race).
The official date of this holiday in Honduras is October 12th, 2011. All October holidays this year are being honored on the following Monday in order to provide workers with two consecutive days off work (Sunday and Monday).
The October 12th holiday was previously called by another name in Honduras, “Columbus Day” as it is still in some other countries. It is also known elsewhere as Discoverer’s Day.