Mayatan Students Parade Through Copan Ruinas on Honduran Independence Day
On Sept. 15, 1821 Honduras, along with Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, declared its independence from Spain. Every year since, these Central American nations have celebrated the day much in the same way as nations around the globe: hanging flags, setting off fireworks, and, most importantly, hosting festive parades. Nearly everyone in town seemed to turn out for the parade in Copan Ruinas on Saturday morning, when students from the region's private schools marched through the cobblestone streets (unfortunately, no public schools were able to participate, as their teachers are currently in the middle of a long-term strike).
Mayatan's students and teachers were more than happy to take part in the parade. It was a great opportunity for the school to present its full student body and new and returning teachers to the community. For weeks, our band members, baton twirlers, and dancers had worked hard mastering their routines. Now it was time to strut their stuff! Check out the photo gallery below: