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Feria Juniana (Juniana Fair), San Pedro Sula, Honduras

28 June - 7 July

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Get ready for a vibrant fiesta unlike any other. The Feria Juniana (Juniana Fair) in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is a two-week extravaganza bursting with colour, music and contagious energy. Immerse yourself in traditional Honduran culture, indulge in delectable street food and dance the night away under the balmy Caribbean sky.

History of Feria Juniana

The Juniana Fair’s roots stretch back to 1846, celebrating the founding of San Pedro Sula. Originally held on 27 June, the festivities were later shifted to coincide with the city’s patron saint’s day, San Pedro, on 28 June. Over the centuries, the fair has evolved into a beloved annual tradition, drawing crowds from across Honduras and beyond.

What to Expect at Feria Juniana

The Juniana Fair is a sensory overload in the best way possible. Bustling streets are adorned with colourful decorations, pulsating with the infectious rhythms of live music. Fairground rides stand ready, while vendors tempt taste buds with an array of Honduran delicacies. Don’t miss the electrifying Gran Carnaval parade, showcasing flamboyant costumes and lively dance performances.

Beyond the main festivities, the Juniana Fair offers a diverse range of activities. Cheer on your favourite teams at the various sports competitions, or witness the solemn beauty of the religious processions. Pre-fair events like the Queen of the Fair coronation add to the excitement.

When Is Feria Juniana 2024?

Mark your calendars for the next Juniana Fair, taking place from 28 June 28 to 7 July 7, 2024 (though pre-fair events start as early as 1 June).

Where Does It Take Place?

The Juniana Fair unfolds in the heart of San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ second-largest city. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of this dynamic metropolis as you experience the fair’s magic.

What To Eat and Drink

No Honduran celebration is complete without its delectable cuisine. At the Juniana Fair, indulge your taste buds with baleadas (flatbreads filled with beans, cheese, and meat), tapado (a rich seafood stew), and rosquillas (sweet, fried pastries). Wash it all down with refreshing chicha (corn-based drink) or limonada (homemade lemonade).

Things To Do in Honduras

Mayan ruins of Copán Pixabay
Mayan ruins of Copán

Honduras offers a treasure trove of experiences beyond the Juniana Fair. Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Copán, trek through lush rainforests teeming with exotic wildlife, or relax on pristine beaches lapped by turquoise waters in Roatan and the Bay Islands. Hike to the summit of Mount Celaque, the country’s highest peak, or delve into the vibrant coral of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

Flights to Honduras

  • From London: The most direct route is with KLM via Amsterdam to San Pedro Sula, taking approximately 14 hours.
  • From Miami: Volaris offers direct flights to San Pedro Sula, with a flight time of around two hours.
  • From New York: Delta flies from New York to San Pedro Sula via Atlnta, or Spirit, via Fort Lauderdale or Orlando.
  • From Los Angeles: United Airlines offer connecting flights to San Pedro Sula through Houston, Avianca through San Salvador and Delta through Atlanta.

Once in San Pedro Sula, taxis or buses can whisk you to the different parts of the city for the Juniana Fair.

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More information on Honduras

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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