Religious in Diriá & Diriomo

Fiestas Patronales de San Pedro

Diría celebrates its patron saint, San Pedro Apóstol (Peter the Apostle). The festivities include the crowning of a festival queen and 'dicking' – when participants go around whacking each other with dried bulls' pe…
Cultural in Masatepe

Domingo de Trinidad

Forty days after Semana Santa, this is the biggest hipica (horse parade) in Nicaragua; festivities honour El Cristo Negro de La Santísima Trinidad and peak on May 23, but keep going for another month.
Religious in Niquinohomo

Santa Ana

Ballet folklorico (folk dance), fireworks and parades make this one of the country’s biggest celebrations for this popular saint.
Religious in Catarina

San Juan Bautista

Coincidentally falling on the summer solstice, this lively festival features dances, ceremonial fights and music.
Religious in Catarina

Santa Catalina de Alejandría

This religious festival features ballet folklorico (folk music) and a parade.
Religious in Catarina

San Silvestre Papa

This New Year's parade is famous for its bouquets of flowers.
Religious in Diriá & Diriomo

Virgen de la Candelaria

Wake up early – the fireworks will help – to see the Virgin off on her annual trip to nearby Los Jirones.