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Avery Otto

on 8 May 2014

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May 1: Labor Day
May 1: Fiestas Patronales
May 21-27 Fiestas of Palo de Mayo, RAAS- A lively time full of parties and fairs that takes place during the last week of May. Festival goers and performers pass the streets while each neighborhood and present their own artistic expression and celebration to the community
May 30: Mother's Day: The day where mothers are celebrated for what they do.
1st: New Years Day(Año Nuevo)
5th-9th: Caballo Español Pura Sangra Fair, Granada- international event where owners present their best and most beautiful bread of horses for a prize
15th-21st: Rio San Juan Carnival, San Carlos, Rio San Juan-the aquatic float parade and local artisans are some of the popular activities at this carnival, and more than 17,000 people participate in this event
18th: Fiestas Patronales, El Sauce- accures around the local saint's birthday, some popular activities are parades and local artisans
June 9- 10: This is a celebration of UNESCO’s presence in Nicaragua and for all of their contributions. Local artists come to display their work over two days. Nicaraguan music and food are also shown at this event.

July 13: National Liberation Day

1, 10: Equestrians of Managua, Managua – An equestrian-centered festival in the city of Managua, this event is held over two days. Horses march through the streets with their riders and the city rejoices all day long.
1-10: Santo Domingo (Noches Agostinas), Managua
10: St. Lorenzo, Somotillo (Chinandega)
14: Gritería Chiquita, León
15: The Assumption, Granada
14-15: Fiestas Patronales, Ocotal
15: The Assumption and Fiesta del Hijo Ausente, Juigalpa

2nd week: International Poetry Festival, Managua-annual festival that takes place in Granada. More than 150 poets come together and recite their best poems. The event last 1 week.
24th: Joy of Life Carnival, Manaugua- annual festive carnival that takesplace in the Capital. People gather to celebrate the new "Queen of the Fiesta" as she parades down the streets greeting the city.
Week before Easter: Holy Week Celebration- celebration that takes place during Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, one tradition that is celebrated is "the donkey procession", people participate in processions that are inspired by Bible passages
First week: Religious Ash Paintings in León- This is celebrated in honor of the city burning to ashes in 1610
19th-21st: Fiestas Patronales, San Jorge
September (Septiembre)
Battle of San Jacinto-
This is a holiday in Nicaragua that celebrates the battle of San Jacinto which happened on April 21, 1836.This was part of the Texas revolution. It is celebrated on September 14.

Independence Day-
This is the day that celebrates when Nicaragua declared independence from Spain. It is celebrated on September 15.
October (Octubre)
Indigenous Resistance Day-
This day occurs on October 12 every year. It celebrates when Christopher Columbus sailed to America. It is also known as Columbus Day.
November (Noviembre)
All Souls Day (Dia de todos los santos)-
This is a holiday celebrating the dead. It is a day for people to visit the graves of their dead ones, to honor them, and to remember and celebrate all they did.
December (Diciembre)
Feast of the immaculate conception- This event celebrates the Virgin Mary, the patron saint of Nicaragua. They celebrate this event by having days of prayers.

Christmas Day- This day is held on December 25. It celebrates Jesus Christ's birth. They celebrate by putting out empty shoes, and in the morning it is filled with food and gifts. Families put up decorations and nativity scenes.

New Years- An event celebrating the day before the new year.

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