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13 Sep 2019 | 08:54 AM UTC

Nicaragua: Independence Day celebrations September 14-15

Nicaragua News Alert

Independence Day celebrations scheduled for September 14, 15; festivities and associated disruptions expected in Managua and across country

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/16/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Managua). COUNTRY/REGION Nicaragua, Managua

Event

Nicaragua will hold Independence Day celebrations nationwide on Saturday, September 14, and on Sunday, September 15, with the main ceremonies taking place in Managua. A student parade will take place on Saturday on Bolivar Avenue. On Sunday, a ceremony will be held at the Peace and Life Monument. Other events are planned throughout Managua during the weekend.

Road closures and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the capital throughout the weekend. Similar celebrations are likely to take place in major urban areas around the country.

Context

Nicaragua is celebrating its 198th year of independence from Spain.

Advice

Individuals in Nicaragua, particularly in Managua, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate increased travel times due to high traffic and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Be alert and report any suspicious objects or behavior to local authorities.

 

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