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Nicaragua

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Nicaragua

Holidays & Observances in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a Spanish-speaking country in Central America. Since it has been independent, it has been fraught with political conflict and turmoil. Though it has been more peaceful in recent years, it is still one of the worst economies in the Americas and the Nicaraguans have struggled to define their national identity. What brings them together is that most of them are of Spanish descent and practice Roman Catholicism. This is true for practically the entire country except for the Caribbean coast, which was once a British territory and is now populated mostly by people of African descent who speak English, practice Protestantism, and have traditions similar to those of many of the Caribbean islands. The one thing almost everyone seems to agree on is Christianity, so Christian holidays are the most widely celebrated.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs