For an exhaustive list of events beyond those listed here, check http://events.frommers.com, where you'll find a searchable, up-to-the-minute roster of what's happening in cities all over the world.
Feria de la Virgen de Suyapa, Tegucigalpa. A holiday revered by Catholics throughout the country. The week surrounding February 3, the day Pope Pius XII selected as the Saint's Feast Day, honors the statue with processions and Mass at the Basílica de Suyapa and other churches around the country. Early February.
Semana Santa, Comayagua. Holy Week celebrations in Comayagua are the peak of Catholicism in Honduras and feature a week of elaborate processions that reenact the Easter story with bright costumes and colorful alfombras, which are sawdust carpets that are designed on the night before and trampled apart in the morning. A smaller festival occurs in Santa Rosa de Copán. Late March.
Garífuna Day, the Bay Islands and North Coast. Dancing, drinking Guifiti, music, and other cultural feats take place from April 12 to 16 to celebrate the arrival of the Garífuna on Roatán in 1797, particularly in the town of Punta Gorda. Mid-April.
Feria de San Isidro, La Ceiba. Hundreds of thousands of revelers flock to this North Coast town for the Honduran version of Carnaval. Here, parades march through the downtown streets, the constant beating of drums is everywhere, and all-night partying occurs on the beaches. The week preceding the third Saturday of May.
Feria Juniana, San Pedro Sula. San Pedro comes alive for numerous live music and cultural performances that take place in the streets, including a lively parade down Avenida Circunvalación on June 29. This one is more modern and commercialized than some of the events in rural destinations. Last week of June.
Garífuna Festival, Bajamar. One of the most vibrant cultural festivals in the entire country occurs in the tiny Garífuna community of Bajamar near Puerto Cortés on the North Coast. The festival, which attracts Garífuna from neighboring villages and around the country, runs for several weeks. July 9 through 24.
Sun Jam Festival, Water Cay, Utila. On a select weekend each August, partygoers descend upon the tiny tropical island of Water Cay near Utila for an all night rave and party featuring electronic music. The crowd is limited to 1,500, so buy your tickets in advance. One weekend in early to mid August.
Independence Day, national. Independence day in Honduras is a lighthearted affair. There are three days of parades, pageants, dances, and contests that culminate on September 15, which is the actual day of Independence. September 13 through 15.
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