On September 15th, 1821 Honduras declared its independence from Spain. This year is the 192nd anniversary of Honduran independence. In 1821 the Federal Republic of Central America was formed and consisted of the present-day countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
Each year Honduras Independence Day festivities start early in the morning with marching bands. Each band wears different colors and features cheerleaders. Fiesta Catracha takes place this same day: typical Honduran foods such as beans, tamales, baleadas, cassava with chicharron, and tortillas are offered.
Hondurans are a very patriotic and loyal people. They value their culture and know their heritage. The public school system, for all its flaws, is very focused on educating the students in the areas of national pride and patriotism.
Happy Independence Day Catrachos!