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Social Life in Honduras

WARNING: Violence is common in Honduras, please read this travel warning before going!

Behavior

The Hondurans are conservative in most aspects of their lives and this is best seen in their behaviors, dress, and dining etiquette. They tend to dress and act conservatively, much of which is based on the doctrines of their Catholic faith. However, there is also great variety in the way the Hondurans behave as the country is quite diverse ethnically and geographically.

As a visitor to Honduras try to follow the lead of the locals by dressing conservatively (see below for details), dining in the local etiquette (see our Honduras Dining & Food Page), and avoid sensitive conversation topics, such as politics, finances, and business unless initiated by your local counterpart. Also try to avoid being loud, rude, showing off wealth, or getting noticeably drunk in public.

Dress

The traditional clothing of Honduras is relatively simple as women generally wore long white sleeve-less dresses with minimal decoration, but was usually tied together with a cloth around the waist like a sash or belt. Men also traditionally dressed simply, often times with white pants and white shirts, again with few designs involved. Sometimes vests, scarves, or hats were also wore. Over time these simple clothes became more intricate as colors were added, as were other items of clothing.

Today few people wear the traditional clothing outside special occasions or events, and even then a minority of the population wears this traditional clothing. Today nearly everyone wears modern western-styled clothing. The people are somewhat conservative though so the clothing tends to be modest and rarely shows much skin. In cities long pants and long-sleeved shirts are common for most occasions, but on weekends and along the beaches shorts and short-sleeve shirts are popular. In business settings and in churches the formality takes a step up as dress remains conservative.

This page was last updated: December, 2013