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Public holidays in Nicaragua are centred on Christianity and the commemoration of events in Nicaraguan history.
||Many Nicaraguans celebrate New Year's Day at the pool.
||Air Force Day
||Held on 1 February in honor of the nation’s air force.
||Celebrated nationally on the first Thursday of April.
||Celebrated nationally on the first of May.
||Held on May 27 in honor of Nicaragua's army.
||Liberation Day/FSLN Revolution Day
||Celebrated on the 19th of July on a national level. It marks the day that the National Liberation Army defeated the Somoza dictatorships in the Nicaraguan Revolution.
||Fiesta de Santiago
||Celebrated on the 25th of July in Boaco, Somoto and Managua.
||Fiesta de Santa Ana
||Celebrated on the 26th of July in Nandaime, Niquinohomo, Moyogalpa and Ometepe.
||Fiesta de Santo Domingo
||Managuans celebrate Santo Domingo de Guzman (Patrion Saint)
||Battle of San Jacinto
||Celebrated on the national level. It is held on the anniversary of the battle of San Jacinto which took place in 1856.
||A national holiday held on September 15 to celebrate Central America’s declaration of Independence in 1821.
||Indigenous Resistance Day
||Formerly Columbus Day; Highlights the struggle of native peoples against European colonialism.
||La Griteria Immaculate
||Celebrated nationally on December 8 and in Leon on December 7.
||Celebrated in the home; recovering from the hangover from the night before
||New Year's Eve
||At 12am Nicaraguans celebrate with fireworks (Pólvoras, cohetes) and head to the beach.