Spanish Honduras Research Paper

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Once referred to as Spanish Honduras, in order to differentiate it from British Honduras, which is now known as the State of Belize. Honduras is considered the second largest country in Central America located north-central part of Central America, has a Caribbean as well as a Pacific coastline and surrounded by three other countries, which are Guatemala in the west, El Salvador to the south, and Nicaragua in the east. It is highly recognized as a vibrant country, is blessed with abundant natural beauty, a rich and varied culture. Substantial land and areas of astounding Mother Nature is spread throughout the entire country. Surrounded by clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches, lush jungles, breathtaking mountains, challenging rivers,…show more content…
The country of Honduras is home to a variety of diverse ancestries, essentially known for being the native land to the Mayan Indians that carry on a historical legacy from greatness of the Maya and their famous Copan Ruins archaeological site. In Addition, Honduras also respectfully dwells on its Garifuna community which is known to reside on the Island of Roatan and coastal cities within Honduras. Garífunas are part of Honduran identity through theatrical presentations such as Louvavagu The Garifuna are descendants of an Afro-Carib population which dissented against British authorities on the St. Vincent Island , in which they were forcibly moved to Belize and Honduras during the 18th century. Much of the country was conquered by Spain who introduced its now predominant language and many of its customs in the sixteenth century. It became independent in 1821 and has been a republic since the end of Spanish rule. The flag of Honduras is composed of 3 equal horizontal stripes, with the upper and lower ones being blue and representing the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The central stripe is…show more content…
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. On Christmas Eve, the people reunite with their families and close friends to have dinner, then give out presents at midnight. In some cities fireworks are seen and heard at midnight. On New Year's Eve there is food and "cohetes", fireworks and festivities. Birthdays are also great events, and include the famous “piñata” which is filled with candies and surprises for the children

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