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What is a Piñata Workshop

A birthday party or any other celebration in Nicaragua isn’t complete without a piñata! In Granada, you can have a piñata custom-made for your event - or even make your own. Just a few weeks ago, my 12-year-old friend, Fany, and I visited a workshop on Calle La Inmaculada close to Parque Sandino where dozens of piñatas in popular styles are made six days a week by some very special workers.

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Hípico – mere end blot heste

Hvert år i august måned oversvømmes Granada bogstaveligt talt af heste og ryttere. Det sker når Granada er vært for en af landets største ”hipicos”, dagen hvor ryttere og hesteejere fra hele landet sætter hinanden stævne. Paraden trækker over titusinder af mennesker til byen fra nær og fjern, ja helt fra udlandet, og den kilometerlange rute rundt i byen samler masser af tilskuere.

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Den internationale poesi-festival

Poesifestivalen er en kulturel begivenhed, som har placeret Granada på landkortet for mange mennesker i verden.

I løbet af en uge i februar måned (Den 12. til 18. februar 2017) mødes poeter fra hele verden og blander sig med poeter fra Nicaragua, poesi-intersserede og besøgende fra rigtig mange steder. Over 1.300 poeter fra over 130 lande har deltaget siden starten. Gader og stræder, skoler, parker og pladser sprudler i et poetisk fyrværkeri. Digte bliver læst op på utallige sprog, selv dansk har man hørt i gaderne, nobelpristagere og amatører får deres chance. Fra Danmark deltager Niels Frank.

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Celebrating La Purísima in Granada

One of the most important celebrations of the Nicaraguan Christmas season is La Purísima. In late November and early December, this religious festival takes place in the streets, when thousands of Granadinos come together to honor La Purísima Concepción de María, or “The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.” The worship of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is an ancient tradition in the Catholic Church. La Purísima is thought to have originated in Spain, perhaps as early as the 7th century A.D. Since the 18th century, “La Purísima” has been celebrated across Nicaragua, usually as private prayers and rituals in family homes. 

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Dancing in the Streets: Comedy and Mime

In April 2001, Venezuelan Diego Gené arrived in Granada with a passionate dream: to create a circus and theater program for poor Nicaraguan children. Over a decade later, La Escuela de Comedia y Mimo (“The School of Comedy and Mime”) has grown from a group of ten young children into an extraordinary theater and arts project, reaching thousands of children and adults across the world, guided by Diego Gené’s tireless dedication, warm inspiring spirit, and unwavering belief in the potential of every child.

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Baseball in Granada day and night

Is this Yankee Stadium?

Nope! Are those the Los Angeles Dodgers taking on the Texas Rangers?

Nope! This is Granada’s Estadio Flor de Caña, and Granada’s home team, Los Orientales, are facing their classic rivals, Managua’s Boer. The stands are packed with cheering fans, and the crowd is going wild! Nicaraguans, young and old, passionately love baseball.

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