A Reflection on Independence Day

By Aleksa & Danika

Aleksa Murillo, a second year student at The Leadership Center shares her perspective on Independence Day:

September 15th, [1821] is commemorated as a historical event that marked the beginning of the struggle for independence of our country. September 15th is celebrated as the Independence Day of Honduras, and many of the country’s secondary education institutions march in a great festive spectacle. This is a tradition celebrated every year. The long-awaited patriotic parades are attended by thousands of people to enjoy watching the beautiful “Palillonas” and the war bands. It is also customary to sing the National Anthem of Honduras in public and private institutions. The appointed time for this is 12 noon. This is a day that we commemorate with great enthusiasm because our country continues to grow and we continue to sound with a better Honduras.

Two photos from the Bicentennial celebration last year.

On September 15th, 2022, The Leadership Center will be hosting a Facebook Live Event for the LMI community to join and celebrate with TLC the freedom and independence that Honduras has had now for 201 years! The event will be held at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST and will feature cultural dress, dancing, and more. If you would like to join that event you can go HERE.

Until then, we are celebrating Honduran Independence by supporting our LMI graduates. Our goal is to raise $6,000 for our Graduate Microfinance Loan Program. 

If you would like to support our graduates and their small business ventures click HERE.

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