Nicaragua Public Holidays

Whether you are a local searching for a short break or an international traveler, Public Holiday Info Portal is here to help you start planning your vacation

A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Nicaragua or officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, is the country’s largest city and the third-largest city in Central America
  • Public holidays in Nicaragua are centered on Christianity and the commemoration of events in Nicaraguan history

1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
13 AprThuHoly Thursday - Commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
1 MayMonLabour Day - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
19 JulWedLiberation Day - Marks the day that the National Liberation Army defeated the Somoza dictatorship in the Nicaraguan Revolution
14 SeptThuBattle of San Jacinto - It is held on the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto
15 SeptFriIndependence Day - To celebrate Central America's declaration of independence in 1821
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception - The conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus Christ
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
29 MarThuHoly Thursday
30 MarFriGood Friday
1 MayTueLabour Day
19 JulThuLiberation Day
14 SeptFriBattle of San Jacinto
15 SeptSatIndependence Day
8 DecSatImmaculate Conception
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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