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14 Sep 2018 | 04:27 AM UTC

Central America: Nations commemorate independence September 15

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Central American nations commemorate independence from Spain with Fiestas Patrias celebrations on September 15

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/15/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Guatemala). COUNTRY/REGION Guatemala City, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Event

Independence celebrations are planned across Central America for Saturday, September 15. Parades and festivities will take place in cities and towns across the region and ongoing celebrations are expected on weekends until the end of September. Road closures and traffic disruptions are expected, as is closures of some businesses.

Context

The Central American Independence Act was signed on September 15, 1821, granting the modern-day countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica independence from Spain.

Advice

Individuals in Central America are advised to anticipate additional transit time and large crowds, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and avoid public gatherings as a precaution.

 

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