Public holidays in Nicaragua

Holidays

Date English Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day[1] Many Nicaraguans celebrate New Year's Day with their families, although it is usual to celebrate it with your friends in a bar or in a party too.
February 1 Air Force Day Held on 1 February in honor of the nation’s air force. (Celebrated only governmentally)
March or April Holy Thursday[1] The Last Supper of Jesus, national holiday
March of April Good Friday[1] The Crucifixion of Jesus, national holiday
First Sunday after the first full moon after 21 March Easter[1] Resurrection of Jesus, national holiday
May 1 Labour Day[1] Celebrated nationally on the first of May.
May 27 Army Day Held on May 27 in honor of Nicaragua's army. (Celebrated only governmentally)
July 19 Liberation Day/FSLN Revolution Day[2] Celebrated on 19 July on a national level. It marks the day that the National Liberation Army defeated the Somoza dictatorship in the Nicaraguan Revolution. In recent years it is mostly a political celebration for members of the FSLN.
July 25 Fiesta de Santiago Celebrated on July 25 in Boaco, Somoto and Managua.
July 26 Fiesta de Santa Ana Celebrated on July 26 in Nandaime, Niquinohomo, Moyogalpa and Ometepe.
August 1 and 10 Fiesta de Santo Domingo Managuans celebrate Santo Domingo de Guzmán (Patron saint)
August 27 Crab Soup Day Residents of the Corn Islands celebrate Abolition of slavery of the Corn Islands
September 14 Battle of San Jacinto[3] Celebrated on the national level. It is held on the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto (1856).
September 15 Independence Day A national holiday held on September 15 to celebrate Act of Independence of Central America from Spain in 1821.
September 30 Fiesta de San Jerónimo Catholics of the cities of Masaya and Bluefields celebrate Saint Jerome.
October 12 Indigenous Resistance Day Formerly Columbus Day; Highlights the struggle of native peoples against European colonialism.[4][5]
November 2 All Souls' Day
Day of the Dead
Nicaraguans commemorate their deceased relatives by going to the cemeteries to leave flowers and pray to the graves of their relatives.
December 7/8 Immaculate Conception
(La Griteria Immaculate)
In the night of December 7, Catholics of Nicaragua celebrate La Gritería, a holiday dedicated to Immaculate Conception, the patroness of the country, and on December 8 they usually go to Mass.
December 24 Christmas Eve Nicaraguans usually reunite with their family and wait until it is Christmas. You can hear fireworks through all the night.
December 25 Christmas Celebrated internationally.
December 31 New Year's Eve At 12am Nicaraguans celebrate with fireworks (Spanish: pólvoras, cohetes).

Variable dates

  • 2020
    • Holy Thursday: April 9[6]
    • Good Friday: April 10
    • Easter: April 12
  • 2021
    • Holy Thursday: April 1[6]
    • Good Friday: April 2
    • Easter: April 4
  • 2022
    • Holy Thursday: April 14[6]
    • Good Friday: April 15
    • Easter: April 17
  • 2023
    • Holy Thursday: April 6[6]
    • Good Friday: April 7
    • Easter: April 9
  • 2024
    • Holy Thursday: March 28[6]
    • Good Friday: March 29
    • Easter: March 31
  • 2025
    • Holy Thursday: April 17[6]
    • Good Friday: April 18
    • Easter: April 200

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "National Holidays in Nicaragua in 2019". Office Holidays. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "The Sandinista Revolution Day in Nicaragua in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  3. ^ "Battle of San Jacinto around the world in 2020". Office Holidays. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "Nicaragua: No More Columbus Day". Prensa Latina. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  5. ^ October 12 was formerly Columbus Day but will no longer be observed. President Daniel Ortega and his government have renamed the day "Indigenous Resistance Day" and will be observed as of 2008.
  6. ^ a b c d e f M. A., Political Theory; B. A., Political Theory. "When Is Holy Thursday This Year?". Learn Religions. Retrieved September 15, 2020.

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