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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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