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Honduras bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Honduras Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day
Mar. 26 Mon Government Holiday Government
     27 Tue Government Holiday Government
     28 Wed Government Holiday Government
     29 Thu Maundy Thursday
     30 Fri Good Friday
     31 Sat Holy Saturday
Apr. 14 Sat Americas' Day
May     Tue Labor Day
Sep.    Sat Independence Day
Oct.    Wed Semana Morazánica (private sector works until noon)
        Thu Semana Morazánica
        Fri Semana Morazánica
        Sat Semana Morazánica
Dec.    Tue Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

02 Feb 2017 Honduras Suyapa Public Holiday February 3 (El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) Honduras' Presidency has once again issued an executive decree declaring Friday, February 3, 2017, a one-off public sector holiday, on the occasion of the "Day of the Virgin of Suyapa", the patron saint of Honduras.  29 Dec 2016 Honduras January 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) Honduras' "Secretaría de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización" has announced that the upcoming annual, Año Nuevo, non-working public holiday of Honduras would not be moved to Monday, January 2, 2017, on account of the said non-working public holiday of Honduras falling on a Sunday in 2017.  14 Sep 2016 Honduras Public Holiday September 16 (El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) The government of Honduras, through its Secretaría de Estado en los Despachos de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización, has announced Friday, September 16, 2016, would be a one-off non-working public sector holiday for Honduras' public sector, to link the annual Independence Day public holiday with the following weekend.  06 Sep 2016 Honduras Morazánica Public Holidays October 5-8 (El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) The government of Honduras has announced that the "Semana Morazánica" annual October public holidays of Honduras for the calendar year 2016 would run from Wednesday to Saturday, October 5 to 8, 2016, as per the amended Decreto Legislativo No. 75-2014.  29 Apr 2016 Honduras May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) Honduras' Minister of the Interior (ministro de Gobernación y Descentralización), Leonel Ayala, has announced that the upcoming annual, Día del Trabajo, non-working public holiday of Honduras would not be moved to Monday, May 2, 2016, on account of the said non-working public holiday of Honduras falling on a Sunday in 2016.  06 Apr 2016 Honduras Public Holiday April 18 (La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) The private employers' confederation of Honduras (Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada - Cohep), has announced that employees of the Honduras private sector would observe the upcoming annual Americas' Day ("Día de las Américas") non-working public holiday of Honduras on Monday, April 18, 2016, instead of the annual date of April 14.  16 Mar 2016 Honduras Public Sector Holidays March 21-27 (La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, has once again approved the declaration of the entire upcoming Holy Week (March 21-27, 2016) as additional non-working public holidays for Honduras' public sector employees.  02 Feb 2016 Honduras Virgin of Suyapa Public Holiday February 3 (El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) Honduras' Presidency has once again issued an executive decree making the afternoon of Wednesday, February 3, 2016, a one-off public sector holiday, on the occasion of the "Day of the Virgin of Suyapa", the patron saint of Honduras.  22 Dec 2015 Honduras 2015 Year-End Public Holidays (La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) The government of Honduras has declared the afternoon of Thursday, December 24 and 31, 2015, as one-off public sector public holidays for Honduras' public sector ("a todos los funcionarios y empleados de la administración pública").  22 Aug 2015 Honduras October Public Holidays Amended Again (El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) Late last night, Honduras' legislative assembly (Congreso Nacional), approved a bill which amends the "Decreto Legislativo No. 75-2014 del 29 de septiembre" which itself moves the 3 annual October public holidays of Honduras from the last week of October to the beginning of October, by giving it a unified name, "Semana Morazánica".  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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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).


Footnotes
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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.


Disclaimer
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 2018 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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