Source: 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.
As per onsite media reports, following the victory, President Porfirio Lobo exclaimed "Vale la pena que celebremos... Hay feriado maρana" and this was promptly followed by an official confirmation on radio and television channels.
Last month (24-Sep-2013), following the requests of Honduras' business and football associations, Honduras' President, Porfirio Lobo, had already moved the date of the October 3, Dνa del Soldado, annual non-working public holiday to Friday, October 11, 2013, to coincide with the upcoming football game between Honduras and Costa Rica.
Such tinkering with Honduras' public holidays to adapt to the schedule of football games is not uncommon.
Earlier this year (01-Feb-2013), President, Porfirio Lobo, declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Honduras on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, on the date of a US-Honduras football game.
The previous fall (06-Oct-2012), President Porfirio Lobo had moved the Dνa de la Raza public holiday from Monday, October 15, 2012, to Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to make it coincide with the Honduras qualification match against Canada.
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