Honduras Holiday: Day of the Race

Banks and public offices are closed on Día de la Raza (Day of the Race). The official date of this holiday is October 12th.

The October 12th holiday is known in other countries in the Americas as “Columbus Day”, “Founder’s Day”, or “Discoverer’s Day”. This name for the holiday in the country of Honduras has evolved into “Day of the Race”. Day of the Race has come to be recognized as a holiday that commemorates a more united people; a rich mixture of the Spanish and indigenous cultures that characterize this Latin American country.

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