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Lluvia de Peces (Rain of Fish)

On the eve of this natural phenomenon, the sky is tightened by clouds, strong winds blow, rain pours, and there is plenty of thunder and lightning


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This unusual phenomenon is a real mystery. There is actually a fish downpour from the sky after the rain, which is called 'lluvia de peces' (rain of fish) in Yoro. It has been taking place annually between May and June for more than 100 years. According to some reports, in recent times the fish rain has been observed twice a year.

The phenomenon lasts about three hours. Before this event, the foul weather rages with an intense storm. After the end of such weather, you can find a huge amount of fish on the ground. Locals collect it and prepare a gala dinner.

There are several theories explaining this event. One of them assumes that during the rainy season on the coast of Honduras, funnels are formed that carry the fish out of the water and drop them onto land. However, it is still not known what specific bodies of water form these tornadoes. In any case, thousands of people from all over the world come to Honduras in the spring-summer season to see this miracle of nature.

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