Honduras celebrates two hundred years between a pandemic that does not give a armistice
September 15th of this year is a memorial 200 years of independence from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
The Independence memorial festivities, which are celebrated throughout the month, begin on September 1, National Flag Day, but the most important celebration takes place every September 15, although there are no performances by dozens of high school, public and private schools this time. Education that tends to be shared each year.
Also raised today are the flags of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, the five Central American countries that celebrated their independence from Spain on September 15, 1821.
The Activities It started at 6:00 am with seven cannon shots Implemented by members of the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) from the capital’s hill Juana Leñez, as a guideline for the opening of the bicentennial. As the cannon shots went off, the five flags, like One Homeland, began to wave from the heights.
After that, the civil and military authorities surrendered In honor of the statue of Francisco Morazán In front of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) in Tegucigalpa.
In the same way, a minute of silence was observed in honor of the Hondurans who died due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The wings of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica were raised at about 6:15 am in CABEI, where the act of independence was also read.
President Juan Orlando Hernandez and First Lady Ana Garcia participated in Raising the national flag and reading the Independence Act. The ceremony was attended by the ambassadors of the republics of Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras, as well as the authorities of the mayor’s office for the central region, led by Nasri Tito Asfora, officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Council and ministers of state. , among other special guests.
“It has been 200 years since this historic feat that meant before and after for our peoples, that living in freedom, sovereignty and independence was thanks to the sacrifices of the men and women who dreamed of Central America that would build their own destiny,” he began by saying in his address to the President of Honduras. Juan Orlando Hernandez.
“We have inherited a legacy of bravery, courage, patriotism, freedom and justice. It has been 200 years, and today more than ever, the dream of a strong and united Central America is still alive among those who love this region blessed by God,” the governor added.
“I am a person who is convinced of the economic, political and social integration of our tribes. I firmly believe that this is the right way to travel, I am in favor of integration by advocacy and conviction, and united as brothers we are stronger and invincible,” Hernandez expressed.
“We are all Hondurans, in time to judge, we will all work together for a better Honduras. Those insults, mutilations and abuse, that you don’t win votes, you have to work and serve and be patient and God enlighten us” Nasri Ashura.
Tito Asfora also noted that Honduras was hit hard by hurricanes and the COVID-19 epidemic, and emphasized that we must fight to move forward.
“We are resolute to act and be able to serve the people of Honduras. Silence confuses ignorance and calm with acceptance and kindness with weakness, but politicians must be moderate and in control of our positions, because we are here to serve and work for the Honduran people.” The official added.
From 7:00 am to 9:00 am National Stadium To enter people, which should not exceed 4000 due to epidemiological restrictions. Hours later, there were music shows, the “La Chica del Centrale” carnival, performances by the 504th band, and performances of Danley’s chips.
Also, a police show, a parade of the armed forces, the prayer of the Evangelical and Catholic churches, exactly at 12:00 noon there was a minute of silence for our fallen heroes.
After 12:00, Honduran artists sang the national anthem, the short film “Pliegos de Independencia” was presented, the entry into José Ceciclio del Valle and the presentation of the specifications, as well as the cry of independence.
After 12:30 p.m., Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez gave a speech, there was a new cry for independence and the final parade of the armed forces by skydiving (parachuting show).
The reason that all of Central America celebrates this date together is that each country used to form a province of the Captain General of Guatemala.
Under this scheme, they automatically gained their independence. In Honduras, this news remained known until September 28, 2021, the day the independence documents arrived in Comayagua and later in Tegucigalpa.
It should be noted that on September 22 in Gracias, documents were received before the aforementioned municipalities. The five countries have always wanted to be one, and that was one of the dreams of Francisco Morazan, under this representation, on November 22, 1824, the Federal Republic of Central America was born, which was dissolved between 1837 and 1841, from there all the states proceeded towards what are now republics sovereign.