Honduras Official Holidays 2020

Yes, I know that we are near the end of the year and it’s too late for this post. On the other hand, the Covid-19 Pandemic has wreaked havoc on our holidays. For one, the most important national holiday in Honduras, Easter Week was spent in a total lockdown! The second most important holiday in Honduras is the “Feriado Morazanico”. This long holiday is the result of combining three different holidays in October and creating a long weekend, starting on Wednesday, and going through till Sunday. The first of these holidays honors the birthday of Honduras independence hero Francisco Morazan. Thus, the name of Feriado Morazanico. Traditionally, this holiday takes place starting the first Wednesday in October. This is the most significant Honduras Holiday 2020 left for this year.

Feriado Morazanico 2020 will be in November

Honduras Official holidays 2020
Naval cadets standing guard to celebrate Independence day in La Ceiba, Honduras

This upcoming holiday is important, as it is usually in the middle of the low season. It allows hotels, tour operators and other tourism entrepreneurs the opportunity to generate some much-needed cash. After six months of total lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is breath of fresh air. It now appears that the holiday will be pushed back a month, to the first week in November. The objective appears to be an effort to provide a bit more time so that all tourism businesses can be ready and open in time. The new protocols for bio security are not easy to comply with. And many hotels and tour services have not opened because they are not ready. Thus, the Feriado Morazanico will start on Wednesday, November 4th and end on Sunday, November 8.[themify_hr color=”light-gray” width=”1″ border_width=”1″]

Please take note of this change. The reason it is important is firstly because if your live in Honduras, your family will have a chance to take a break that week. But remember, many hotels will not be fully open. Most protocols call for a 50% occupancy. This means that you should go ahead and make your reservations as soon as possible! Also, you need to be aware that most tourist destinations and beaches will be quite busy that week. You may prefer to stay home and avoid the crowds. Finally, if you have already made reservations for that first week in October, make sure that you cancel the reservation and get a room for the new dates.

Atlantida is a Great Destination for your Feriado Morazanico 2020 Holiday

Honduras Travel Advisory 2020
The Nature and Adventure Hub in Honduras. Photo by Luis Aguero

After this long weekend, we do not have any more Honduras official holidays 2020 until Christmas Day. New Years day officially happens until next year! Hopefully, we will have a heck a better year in 2021! Perhaps one of the best destinations for these first long holidays after covid-19 is Atlantida. There you will find many options including beaches, national parks, and nature and adventure destinations. For a full menu of vacations options in Atlantida, check out their web site, VisitAtlantida. Make sure that you do not miss out the activities in the Cangrejal River Valley. This is the adventure and nature hotspot in Honduras!