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Honduras bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu Labor Day
* Fri Public Sector Holiday (from 3 pm) Gov+Aft
* Wed Public Sector Holiday (from 12:30 pm) Gov+Aft
Mon Independence Day
Mon Commemoration of General Morazán's Birth
Sun Día de la Raza (Columbus Day)
Mon Army Day Holiday
Thu Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

24 Jun 2014 Honduras Football Public Holiday June 25 (La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) The government of Honduras has reversed its earlier decision, and has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, as another afternoon public sector public holiday, beginning at 12:30 pm local time, to allow civil servants to watch the World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland.  19 Jun 2014 Honduras Football Public Holiday June 20 (La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) The government of Honduras has reversed its earlier decision, and has declared tomorrow, Friday, June 20, 2014, as an afternoon public sector public holiday, beginning at 15:00 (3pm) local time, to allow civil servants to watch the World Cup game between Honduras and Ecuador.  15 Jun 2014 Honduras Rules-Out June 20 and 25 Football Public Holidays (La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) In a break with his predecessor's frequent declaration of Football non-working public holidays, Honduras' new President, Juan Orlando Hernández, has announced that there would be no one-off non-working public holidays in Honduras, neither on June 20 nor on June 25, and that focus should be on work ("trabajo y más trabajo").  31 Jan 2014 Honduras Public Holiday February 3 (El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) Honduras is set to celebrate its new annual public holiday on Monday, February 3, 2014, to coincide with the Aniversario del Hallazgo de la Virgen de Suyapa (the anniversary of the discovery of the Vigin of Suyapa).  19 Nov 2013 Honduras Public Holiday November 25 (La Prensa-Tegucigalpa) The government of Honduras has announced that the Council of Ministers had approved a one-off non-working public sector holiday on Monday, November 25, 2013, on the day following the upcoming elecctions.  15 Oct 2013 Honduras Football Public Holiday Tomorrow (La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) Following tonight's qualification of Honduras for the next World Cup, Honduras' President, Porfirio Lobo, has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16, 2013, as another one-off non-working public holiday.  03 Oct 2013 Honduras October 2013 Public Holidays (La Prensa-Tegucigalpa) The government of Honduras has announced which of the 3 annual October 2013 public holidays will be moved to the nearest Monday, and which ones will remain on their set date.  24 Sep 2013 Honduras Football Public Holiday October 11 (La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) Honduras' President, Porfirio Lobo, has moved the date of the upcoming, October 3, Día del Soldado, annual non-working public holiday to Friday, October 11, 2013, to coincide with the upcoming football game between Honduras and Costa Rica.  14 Sep 2013 Honduras Public Sector Holiday September 16 (El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) The government of Honduras, through its Secretaría de Interior y Población, has announced Monday, September 16, 2013, would be a one-off non-working public sector holiday for Honduras' public sector, to compensate the annual Independence Day public holiday falling on a Sunday.  01 Feb 2013 Honduras Football Public Holiday February 6 (El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) The President of Honduras' Footbal Federation, Rafael Callejas, has announced that Honduras' President, Porfirio Lobo, had agreed to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Honduras on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, on the date of the upcoming US-Honduras football game.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Honduras public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.

Background Information

Law of Record: Public holidays in Honduras are governed by the Article 339 of the 1959 Labour Code (Decreto núm. 189 del 15 de julio de 1959) which replaced the Decreto Legislativo n° 96 de 4 de marzo de 1949, sobre días inhábiles o feriados and the Decreto Legislativo n° 7 de 11 de marzo de 1958, sobre días feriados. The dispositions of the 1959 Labour Code were amended by the 1987 Ley de Procedimiento Administrativo, which in turn was amended in 1998 by Decree 288-98 which cancelled the public holidays of April 14, September 17, October 3 and 12, to focus the nation's vital forces on repairing the damages done by hurricane Mitch. The amendment was later repealed in 2001 by Decree 199-2001 which re-instated these 4 public holidays.  Weekend Public Holidays: Article 339 of the Honduran Labour Code specifies that public holidays that fall on a week-end remain on that date (ie. no day in lieu is given).  Mid-Week Public Holidays: the Honduran government has a habit of officially moving some public holidays to the following Monday, but historical records show that which public holidays get moved to the following Monday is somewhat arbitrary, changes every year, and is usually only announced in the 10-15 days prior to the holiday. We would therefore recommend that you avoid trying to do business on any Monday that follows one of the above public holidays dates.  Semana Santa (week before Easter): Under President Ricardo Maduro (2002-2006) it bacame habitual for civil servants to get the first 3 days of Easter week off, to enable them to have 9 consecutive days off. This has been continued by the following government, with compensation for these 3 extra days off coming in the form of either 3 working Saturdays (2007), or the canceletion of 3 public holidays for civil servants (2008).  Honduras International Codes HN and HND (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .hn (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Honduras information and news: Central Bank of Honduras (Honduras central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Honduras maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Honduras), and Wikipedia (includes Honduras commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Honduras, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Honduras, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Honduras, before planning any trip to Honduras. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.

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