Honduras independence from Spain 1821, under the Mexican Empire. Post 1838 it is an independent republic and holds regular elections.
Honduras capital until 1880 was Comayagua, Tugucigalapa is the current capital.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, this day marks the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries - Costa Rica , El Salvador , Guatemala, Honduras , and Nicaragua . Also, Mexico achieved independence on Sept. 16, and Chile on Sept. 18.
Press Statement - Honduras Independence Day
Sept. 14, 2009
"On behalf of the people of the United States , I send greetings to the people of Honduras as they commemorate 188 years of independence . Honduras and the United States have a history of close ties, based upon mutual interests, shared values, and friendship between our peoples . I had the privilege of visiting your wonderful country when I attended the General Assembly of the Organization of American States in San Pedro Sula , and I felt your warmth and hospitality. The turmoil and political differences that have since divided Honduras are a source of worry and sadness. I remain hopeful that the spirit of Francisco Morazán, a founder and visionary leader of Honduras , will help return your nation to a democratic path that will unite and inspire, rather than divide and discourage, and rebuild the ties of solidarity that have characterized your relationship with the Americas."
Quote from The U.S. Department of State
“When it can be said by any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend because I am the friend of happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government. Independence is my happiness, the world is my country and my religion is to do good.”
― Thomas Paine, Rights of Man
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