Families of Honduras



Honduras is a beautiful country with magnificent beaches, with mountains covered in dense tropical forests. However, political instability and economic dislocation flourish here, which, of course, leads to appalling poverty, poverty and illiteracy of the population.

In such unfavorable conditions, the family remains the main indestructible unit of society. People have no one to rely on and no one to trust, except their own close and close people.


Families of Honduras

Since the childhood of Hondurans understand that only the family is really indestructible and only the family will help in any situation. The family in Honduras grows even into something more global – in the clan, which includes a very large number of people.

The number of such a clan is often thirty or more. The degree of interaction of different branches of such a community directly depends on the well-being of various families of a large collective.

Not that the richer people refused to help the poor, but on whether the poor family has the opportunity to repay for the service in the future, so to speak, the level of generosity of the family “giving” depends. Sometimes the help lies in the fact that rich relatives are taken to education and, accordingly, to keep the children of a poorer family.

Forms of marriage in Honduras can be very different. The first form is a civil marriage. Religious marriage is also common, however, this form is not the most popular, most likely due to the fact that it is extremely difficult to obtain approval from the Catholic Church for the annulment of such a marriage.

Free relations are more common without any legal registration. At the same time, relations can be either monogamous or polygamous. The only thing that causes extreme disapproval is the inability of a man who has taken several women into his wife and mistress, to take care of them and about his numerous children.

Children can count on the support of their father only if he officially recognizes them. Men play a dominant role in the family. However, in rural settlements, a woman, if she has her own land and a more stable income than her husband’s income, can try on the primacy.

It turns out simply: who is the main breadwinner, the one who is the main in the family. A woman is more concerned with raising children. In the education of different sexes, there are significant differences.

The young girls are carefully looked after, monitored. They can not enter into any relationship with the male sex before the wedding, otherwise the chances of a successful marriage will be negligible.

Boys, on the other hand, enjoy freedom, they are not restricted in almost anything. It is believed that a man in Honduras should be independent and make his own decisions. Although numerous cuffs and flops from the elders endure both boys and girls.

Physical violence is not condemned as a measure of upbringing. Children grow up quickly here. A pair of classes of education, at best, and then work.

Here the principle is strong: “He who does not work does not eat.” So the ability to read and write in honor, because not every person in Honduras has such a high level of knowledge. Let’s try to draw a typical day of the usual Honduran family. Since morning inhabitants, as a rule, large and orderly frayed by more than one generation of inhabitants, houses are sent to work.

Who in the field, who is fishing, someone goes to the local market for shopping, and someone works as a salesman. Some stay to do housework and look after their children, others go to a house, for example, of another related family, in order to do housework there.

In general, if Hondurans hire someone to work, then in ninety-nine per cent of cases it will be a person with whom they are connected by some kind of related threads. Food for a large family starts to cook in the morning usually the representative of the older generation.

In the evening, after a day of work, all the members of the family gather – eat dinner, share news and gossip.Then they gather in the largest room, where is the greatest value in the house – the TV.

A huge number of people gather before him, not so rich neighbors come to enjoy the fruits of civilization too. In the house there comes absolute silence, unless they show football.

Viewing this fascinating and passionately beloved Honduran men of the game is noisy, with the cries of enthusiastic fans. Women and children are usually expelled from the room in order not to interfere with the beloved pleasure of the strong half of humanity.

Also Hondurans like entertainment such as chess or cards. If the guests have come, the Hondurans necessarily begin to perform table and not only songs.


Holidays in Honduras are held in the family circle. Most holidays are held in honor of saints, patrons and patrons, faith in general plays a huge role in the lives of Hondurans.

In each, even the poorest house, there is a corner dedicated to the beloved saint. An icon, or even a cheap calendar, the main thing is to have someone to turn to for help and pray.

By the way, Hondurans have one very curious and funny holiday. Thanks to such a natural cataclysm as a tornado, passing at sea, such phenomena as a fall from the sky of boiled fish occur annually.

Fish enters the tornado at sea, and then falls on the head of the local population. A few days a year, every Honduran is provided with a hearty fish soup. Of course, when food falls from the sky, it is a sin not to arrange a holiday for joys.

If we talk about the national character of Hondurans, then they are rather nice, hard-working people. Especially appreciated here is a manifestation of politeness, traditional long greetings with the wishes of all the best.

The greatest manifestation of courtesy and respect is the knowledge and enumeration of all the numerous names of the interlocutor. However, it is worth remembering that in an economically disadvantaged country, crime is almost a norm, so there are many dishonest people among Hondurans.



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