There is this stereotype about Latin America that everyone speaks Spanish and eats taco which is partially true but if you zoom in a little bit, you’ll be like, “Wow, they’re so different!”
Honduras is one unique country with a lot of things going on. It rains fishes over there (Not kidding) which we’ll explain in this post, but let’s start with its history first.
Recent History of Honduras
Honduras was a Spanish colony, like most Latin countries and it didn’t become independent until September 15, 1821.
Before that, it was a part of the Mayan empire that’s the reason why there are still a lot of Mayan infrastructures in Honduras.
The government has been trying to move towards democracy, but it’s not easy to ignore all of the drug traffic and cartels that only bring corruption to the country!
Whenever a new government takes over, they go like, “Yeah, we’re gonna stop it!” and by the end, half of the cabinet is sort of involved in it! Right, as long as there are drug consumers, it will never stop!
People in Honduras
most Hondurans are Mestizos (Mix) while they still have some indigenous people, as well as Whites, and a small Arab and Chinese community.
Surprisingly, most of the population, especially in the urban areas can speak fluent English that’s the reason why numerous American companies set up their call centers there!
People are well aware of the drug cartels and gangs, but they follow the golden rule of “mind your own business” and keep their daily routines by simply ignoring it!
What to do in Honduras
Caribbean Honduras Islands in Honduras
Did you know that Honduras has the most beautiful islands on the Caribbeans which leave you like, “Is it really Honduras?” kind of thing? Every day, Cruise ships take passengers to Caribbean Honduras destinations and people ask themselves the same question over and over!
Lluvia de Peces in Honduras
Back to the topic! There’s a town called Yoro that celebrates a real fish rain, once or twice a year!
Every year, there’s one or two storms followed by heavy rain in this town and soon after the sun comes back, the streets are full of fishes that are mostly still alive! People throw feasts with the fishes and hold a celebration. Scientists have been trying to figure out the main reason since 1970 but they’re still stuck with theories, not facts!
Museum for National Identity in Honduras
This Museum is the right place to witness Honduran identity throughout centuries. The objects are often sorted and decorated beautifully that makes it totally worthy of a visit.
Nuestra Señora de Suyapa in Honduras
Nuestra Señora de Suyapa or Our Lady of Suyapa is home to An 18th-century wooden statue (6 cm/2.3 in) of the Virgin Marry, making it (Probably) the most popular religious image in Honduras.
Do you have any opinions or recommendations? Share them with us in the comments below.
33 thoughts on “Honduras, where it rains Fishes!”
I would never go travel to Honduras. Has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Their government is very corrupt and repressive. So easy to get robbed there. It’s a very poor country
Thank you for sharing your opinion. 😊
I didn’t have a bad experience there tho, I just tried not to look like tourists and didn’t have my camera around my neck all the time! Lol!
The Government of Honduras treats tourists better than they treat their own citizens. If you read about Honduras on Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, Honduras is a very grim country
I understand what you are talking about and I feel sorry for them, but when I am traveling or updating my blog, I rather to focus on tourism side of the place since that would never change, while governments come and go! I leave that side to those who are specialized in politics, like yourself.
Thabk you for your comment! 😊
This is beautifully written ❤️
and very informative
Thank you very much dear Anjali! 😊
I loved the article! answered all of my questions about Honduras!
I should thank google for suggesting this website! There are tons of interesting places to read here about!
Great! Glad you enjoyed the post!
Whoa! I’ll really like to eat one of those fishes.
In fact, they taste very fresh!
Most interesting, a miracle of raining fishes 🙂 Thank you for writing the post.
Glad to know you liked it! 😊
Hello . thanks for your detailed article ,
It’s a pleasure
That is really interesting!
Thanks for your comment 😊
Very informative….Keep up the good work!
Thank you very much Sir!
You take requests right?? I have 2 … can you do the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴… and then also could you do Puerto Rico 🇵🇷? Puerto Rico is a US territory but I don’t know much about them.
Sure thing. I try my best to do them in up coming week.
Yay!! Thank you
Those fish swimming in the street are so cool! It’s really weird!
It is but it’s not that bad for people! They throw a feast with them almost twice a year!
I know what you mean… where I live, in a part of the US with a lot of Mexican influences, Mexican-American culture is so widespread that a lot of people assume the entire Spanish-speaking world is like that, but it’s not. One of my favorite restaurants here does Santa Fe style Mexican food, and a lot of people here don’t like it because they’re expecting the same kind of Mexican food as all the other Mexican restaurants here. And if two different parts of the US can have different Mexican food styles, then it’s understandable that two different countries would be very different.
And it’s interesting that you mentioned the Arab minority in Honduras; someone who I had classes with in my later years at UJ was born in Honduras but of Arab descent. I’ll have to mention her at some point when I get that far in my story.
Exactly! I’m happy you get the point. People mostly categorize anything below the US as Mexico with Taco and the rest of the world is something unknown that they refer to as Asian , European and all of darker skins African!! While the world is so diverse that we can’t even imagine!
Even within the US, there are many different subcultures. One of my friends recently moved from California to Texas and often talks about how weird things are there (to her).
right! different states have different cultures which roots back to those who decided to live in each area. One of my friends is from Michigan (I’ve never been there) and I got surprised when he told me how they live there. As I understood, they’re all handy, strong, and (Still) committed Christians, even millennials, Whereas in Vancouver (My city) I’ve barely seen someone believing in God! (Let go of going to Church!)
Sounds right… and from what I know, Michigan isn’t even the most Christian part of the US.
You’re welcome 🌺