May 1: Labor Day—National Holiday.
May 3: There are celebrations in many cities and towns across Honduras for the Day of the Cross, but especially in the Garífuna town of Triunfo de la Cruz.
Second week of May: The Coffee and Flower Festival is celebrated in Las Selvas, El Paraíso.
Second Saturday of May: The Hammock Festival is celebrated in Langue, Valle.
Mid-May: Feria de San Isidro is the party in La Ceiba — a several-day bash culminating in a blowout Saturday night that attracts some 200,000 revelers from across Honduras and the Caribbean. The country may have other national celebrations, but the feria is Honduras’s time to cut loose.
May 15: The city anniversary of El Paraíso is cause for celebration, with dancing, food, and cultural events during the Festival Cultural El Paraíso.
May 23 and 24: The Flower Festival is celebrated in Santa Lucía, Francisco Morazán.
End of May, beginning of June: Yuscarán, near Tegucigalpa, holds an annual Mango Festival, when the entire population of the area descends upon town to enjoy music, dancing and a hysterical type of polo contest using donkeys instead of horses.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition