By neutron powder diffraction, trigonal Ho2C has been shown to become ferromagnetic below 100 K. The paramagnetic scattering indicates the free Ho3+-ion moment, while the saturation moment in the ferromagnetic phase is 7.16 Bohr magnetons (72% of the free-ion moment), showing a sizeable crystal-field effect. The preferential crystallite orientation induced by the applied magnetic field has shown that the ordered moments are aligned parallel to the  axis which corresponds to the  axis of the high-temperature cubic modification. The previously proposed HoN-type magnetic ordering is not compatible with our results. The residual, disordered moments exhibit a ferromagnetic short-range order superposing on the ferromagnetic long-range order. Crystallographic-structure data at 296 and 4 K are also presented.