Public Holidays in Nicaragua

Public holidays

Public holidays in Nicaragua list. Below are National public holidays in Nicaragua.

Public holidays in Nicaragua
Public holidays in Nicaragua

These are Nicaragua public holidays, national days observed nationwide in Nicaragua as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in Nicaragua with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua, located between the Pacific and Caribbean seas, is a Central American country known for its dramatic landscape of lakes, volcanoes, and beaches. The massive Lake Managua and the iconic stratovolcano Momotombo are located to the north of the capital, Managua. Granada, to the south, is known for its Spanish colonial architecture and an archipelago of navigable islets teeming with tropical bird life.

Employees in Nicaragua are entitled to nine paid holidays per year under Nicaraguan law. Workers in each city that celebrates Patron Days receive a paid holiday.

Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

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Sovereign nations and territories like Nicaragua observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

Nicaragua Public Holidays

In the Nicaragua , a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the Nicaragua as a holiday.

Every year on a Nicaragua public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

Below are the list of upcoming official Nicaragua public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in Nicaragua

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Apr 01: Holy Thursday

Apr 02: Good Friday

Apr 03: Holy Saturday

Apr 04: Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

Easter Sunday

May 01: Labour Day

Jul 19: The Sandinista Revolution Day

Aug 01: Descent of Saint Dominic

At the end of the 19th century, in Managua, the discovery of a small statue of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, led to the creation of two days of traditional holidays to celebrate the patron saint of Nicaragua’s capital city.

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Descent of Saint Dominic

Aug 10: Ascent of Saint Dominic

At the end of the 19th century, in Managua, the discovery of a small statue of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, led to the creation of two days of traditional holidays to celebrate the patron saint of Nicaragua’s capital city.

Ascent of Saint Dominic

Sep 14: Battle of San Jacinto

Sep 15: Independence Day

Nov 02: All Souls’ Day

Dec 08: Immaculate Conception Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Nicaragua public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in Nicaragua gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of Nicaragua or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.