Young girls and boys dressed in traditional nicaraguan clothes of all colors, marching, music, dancing and a whole lot of pride for this charming country. This is the atmosphere on September 14th during Nicaragua’s Independence Day and September 15th during the Independence day of all of Central America.
(My adorable students in their dresses dishing out a subtle pout and displaying some national flowers)
Weeks before the holidays you can hear band practice and bombas (fireworks) happening. The schools in our city and cities all over Nicaragua practice for several hours trying to perfect the instrumental version of Despacito and many other popular songs in Latin America at the moment, I was super impressed by how many songs they were able to play and how many I recognized. I’ve been listening to Reggaeton ever since I landed in Nicaragua and I can’t seem to stop… but I’m not complaining!
(Handmade dresses like these! The people here are so crafty, I can only imagine how long this must have taken.)
(One of my students, Adriana, rocking her outfit and glasses and her profe (teacher) fan-girling.)
(Gabriela and Samuel, does this need any further explanation? I think not, they are the cutest.)
It’s weird to think I’ll be celebrating Nicaragua’s Independence Day three times during my service and that I’ll be here for so long but I couldn’t be more excited. Ready for Nicaragua to become my second home; it’s already starting to feel like it 🙂