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Honduras is a relatively small Central American nation, with the Caribbean to the East and the Pacific to the West; the two blue stripes of the country's flag represent these two areas of water, while the white panel between (the land) contains five stars, representing the five states that make up the country. What is now Honduras has been occupied since pre-historic times, and was home to the Mayan people before the Spanish invasion of the sixteenth century. Honduras has been independent since 1821.
Honduran Party Decorations
Food for a Honduras Themed PartyThe food of Honduras is a mix of influences from the native peoples, the Caribbean, Spain and Africa. Coconuts and many tropical fruits are found in abundance, and with such an extensive coastline, Hondurans of course enjoy a lot of fish and seafood. Corn tortillas and tamales seem to be eaten with every meal, often stuffed with a variety of fillings. Baleadas are a typically Honduran variation on this theme; "simple" baleadas are filled with mashed fried beans, sour cream and grated cheese, to which all manner of additional fillings are added, including prawns, left-over fried or roast chicken or beef, a little cooked chorizo sausage, scrambled egg, avocado, chopped tomato, diced onion, etc, etc. Quesadillas make a good alternative, or do some of each. With so much seafood available, ceviche is popular here, as it is in many other South and Central American countries.
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Drink for a Honduras Themed PartyCoffee - one of the country's major exports - is popular throughout Honduras. Nearly all coffee served in Honduras is freshly brewed, and served black with lots of sugar. Horchata, a sweet, spiced beverage made from milky rice, is enjoyed by many in Hondurans. Refrescos (sodas, or fruit juice drinks) and licuados (fresh fruit drinks blended with milk, water or yogurt) are plentiful and refreshing. Beer is probably the favourite alcoholic drink at bars and restaurants across the country. While you can find standard international brands such as Heineken and Budweiser almost everywhere, the local brands such as Salva Vida, Port Royal, Barena and Imperial, are more popular with the locals, but sadly harder to track down outside the country.
Aguardiente (made from sugar cane) is probably the most popular local spirit. It is known in some parts of the country as Guaro. Aguardiente can be used to make a variety of more traditional or well-known cocktails where white rum would usually be used; or, if you prefer, just make the white rum cocktails! In the Bay Islands and all along the Caribbean coast, rum is in fact the drink of choice anyway.