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Celebration to the Virgin

Gritería Chiquita o de “Penitencia” (A clamour to the Virgin Mary)

Nicaragua is a country of traditions and culture. Even nowadays with this globalization, the unique traditions from the Nicas survive these times and thanks to the efforts of young and old people, they have become as part of the very essence of our culture. One of these traditions is the Gritería Chiquita o de “Penitencia” […]

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Esquina Casa Norberto - Casa Derbyshire

A bigger home for art in Nicaragua

On November 10th, Fundación Ortiz-Gurdián inaugurated Casa Deshón,  the  fourth house that became part of their art center in the colonial city of León, Nicaragua.  The event also served the purpose of re-launching this art center as the “art headquarters” of Nicaragua.  Over 500 people attended the inauguration, in a mixture of artists, government representatives, diplomats, businessmen, […]

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Virgen de la Merced

September: Fireworks and Processions in Leon

Nicaraguan culture is steeped in history and religious tradition, and Leon is not the exception.  September is the month when León celebrates its Patron Saint, the Virgin of Mercy, and also the procession of Saint Jerome takes place.   The Virgin of Mercy.  Officially proclaimed as León’s patron in 1912 by the Bishop of Nicaragua, […]

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Fitness On the Go

Fitness On the Go

Society’s attitude towards health and fitness has changed over the past few years, and we are all much more aware of the need to be positive about our health and recognize the importance of physical fitness. The Fitness Center features state of the art equipment, floor cushioning, air conditioning, and plasma TV.

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