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Noches Culturales Granadinas bimonthly Fridays 6PM -10PM Granada, Nicaragua

Noches Culturales Granadinas returns to Granada with a night of cultural performance, dance and music for the community and visitors to the city. Public space/no admission/free to all 6PM on the Plaza in front of the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe. MAPLINK

Semana Santa April 9 -16, 2017
Easter in Granada, Nicaragua


Second only to Christmas in terms of significance on the religious calendar in Granada is the celebration of Easter or as it is known here, Semana Santa (Holy Week). People participate in processions that are inspired by bibilical passages. Popular celebratory traditions include “the donkey procession,” on Palm Sunday; a procession of pilgrim carts that come from all parts of Nicaragua and gather in Granada.

For the past 37 years the "Viacrucis de las Isletas" (Stations of the Cross), has been a tradition of the Holy Week in Granada. Sometimes as many as 40+ lanchas, decorated with flowers, full of catholic faithful, tourists and residents of Las Isletas, (April 10, 11, 12) tour from island to island (15) in a Stations of the Cross procession, lasting up to three hours or more. Contact us for 2017 ticket information. Call 505 8883 6834

Viacrucis on the water, an example of faith, religiosity and culture

By Tania Cerón Méndez

Holy Week is a time of great solemnity, respect and religious activities for the Catholic people in which the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is revived. In each town, municipality and department of the country in particular, religious acts are carried out, which carry their own and traditional traits.
In the department of Granada, exactly on the Islets of Lake Cocibolca, every Monday, Tuesday and Holy Wednesday the villagers, together with the authorities of the Church of Guadalupe, carry out the traditional Aquatic Viacrucis, in which more than 40 small boats The 14 stations contemplated.
"The tradition goes back to 1980 when the pastor Omar Cordero of the Church of Guadalupe saw the need for the islanders to participate in the traditional viacrucis, which is why he chose to move the tradition in an aquatic way. At first it was done in rowing boats, which year after year has increased and to date has reached great popularity," said Juan Ramon Estrada, tour guide of the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture (INC).
The particular thing of this activity lies beyond the route of Jesus in boat,

"because in each one of the boats recreate scenes of the holy writings in which children and young people assume the leading roles of Herod, Jesus and Maria, doing the activity. A great attraction during the week, which is attended by both domestic and foreign tourists. From the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR) we coordinate with the pastor of the Guadalupe Church to carry out this event in which we have 40 boats where free of charge is transferred to tourists, who enjoy our religious culture. The tour lasts four hours and most of the viacrucis is carried out by the islanders, "said Mayling Gutiérrez, of INTUR-Granada.
During the event, the INC together with INTUR reward the best boats, which are decorated by the locals, who give their best in this initiative that also promotes the Islets of Granada as a tourist destination.
If you want to be a participant in this particular religious celebration, you must be present the next Monday, Tuesday or Holy Wednesday in the yellow cabin located next to the Port Asese in the Lake of Granada. There you will board the boat and then cross the islets.

Festival Internacional de Poesía
Granada, Nicaragua February

Granada International Festival of Poetry (FIPG) is the largest literary festival of Central America. FIPGNicaragua

Contact 2017 FPIG Nicaragua event information. Call 505 8883 6834

International Festival of Street Art El Berrinche Ambiental returns to Granada, Nicaragua every January

8th International Festival of Street Art El Berrinche Ambiental returns to Granada, Nicaragua from January 16 - 21, 2017 - by Arnulfo Agüero for La Prensa

More than 150 artists from Central America, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, New Zealand, Austria, Canada, the United States, Venezuela and Argentina have confirmed their attendance at the Eighth International Festival of Street Performance - El Berrinche Ambiental. With fireworks, acrobats, jugglers, clowns, stilt walkers, theater and music, this international festival will be inaugurated Monday 16, at 4pm., by the School of Comedy and Mime at Casa de los Tres Mundos (see MAP link below) with a show of mime and acrobatics, explained Rafael Largaespada, organizer of the event.

Every night until Friday 20, in front of the Casa de los Tres Mundos on the Plaza de los Leones there will be shows, and during the day artistic workshops for children and young people, utilizing recycled materials, in the Poets Park, Xalteva Park, the Plaza of the Church of Guadalupe, Casa de los Botellas and other places.
The public will be able to appreciate the Costa Rican group, La Mascarada de Cartago with its thirty members, and Performance Without Borders from the United Kingdom; The musicians of Guatemala tour, among others, and from Nicaragua, the School of Comedy and Mime.

Plaza de los Leones. Photograph - La Prensa MAP

Festival Internacional de Bolero, February

El Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío y Camerata Bach presentan "Festival Internacional del Bolero" en Homenaje a la carrera artística de Milciades Poveda, con la participación de países Centroamericanos, México, Cuba, Colombia y Perú.

The Rubén Darío National Theatre and Camerata Bach present the International "Festival of Bolero" in tribute to the artistic career of Milciades Poveda, with the participation of the Central American nations, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia and Peru.

February, Plaza of the Independence, Central Park, Granada, 7PM

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