Festivals in TegucigalpaEdit This
Tegucigalpa festivals are comprised of festivals that acknowledge and intensify their faith and relationship with their God. Tegucigalpa is the capital and the largest city of Honduras. Being mainly a Roman Catholic Country, Honduras is expected to celebrate occasions that strengthen their beliefs.
The Biggest Festival Week
Easter week is the biggest festival week in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This festival happens during the first week of April. Many activities take place in the city, from Good Thursday to Easter Sunday. These include grand processions and numerous church services. The people of Tegucigalpa join together in celebrating this event by worshipping and offering songs of praise and prayer to their God. In addition, this event is highlighted by the walk over of the different religious processions (in the colorful traditional sawdust carpet).
Honoring the Patron Saint
The Virgin of Suyapa Festival is a festival in Tegucigalpa celebrated to honor their patron saint of Honduras, Virgin of Suyapa. The patron saint of Honduras is the smallest statue in Central America, standing only two inches tall. Though it is the smallest, it is still among the most respected statues in Honduras.
The Virgin of Suyapa Festival happens on the third day of February at Suyapa, a suburb place in Tegucigalpa. Annually, the host of this festival is the superb Basilica de Suyapa in Tegucigalpa. There are many devotees and pilgrims who come to Tegucigalpa to see the saint they adore and respect. They offer prayers and show their gratitude for a year of bounty and peace.