Holiday Vacations in Nicaragua

Even though most any time is a good time to visit the country of Nicaragua, for an extra-special touch, try to be there during one of the many holidays in the country. The cultural take on these celebrations by the locals is different from what you've experienced elsewhere, and can be a lot of fun if you relax and really appreciate your stay there. Even traditional U.S. holidays like New Year's and Easter take on a unique flair in Nicaragua. Here are some of the events you may wish to see.

As already mentioned, New Year's festivities and the religious ceremonies around the Easter season are wonderful. In either case, joining in the festivities can give you a real feel for how others celebrate these events, and it can be both eye-opening and fun. Since most U.S. businesses observe these holidays as well, finding the time to fly down and jump in shouldn't be an issue.

Summer is when the festivities unique to the country begin, with July being an especially active month. On the 19th, Nicaraguans celebrate Liberation Day, with all the fervor and joy you would expect from any other similar national holiday. On the 25th, Fiesta de Santiago begins. This festival is only held in three cities - Managua, Boaco, and Somoto. However, the next day is the Fiesta de Santa Ana, and four different cities get involved in this festival. Between the two events, it should be a simple matter to join in on at least one of the festivals.

September brings the Battle of San Jacinto celebration. It is a national holiday. The next day, the 15th, is Independence Day, and is an important celebration for the citizens of this country. If you are in Granada in October, the whole month is dedicated to the celebration of Mes del Rosario. And in Masaya in October, the Festividades de San Jeronimo is celebrated on each Sunday during the month.

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