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29th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution | Jul 18, 2008

The 29th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution is celebrated in different parts of the country through activities of cultural and politically propagandistic nature. The revolution brought an end to the dictatorial dynasty of the Somoza family on July 19, 1979.

The ruling party, the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN), led by incumbent president Daniel Ortega, organized celebrations in several cities. They are currently preparing for the main event, which will take place tomorrow afternoon, on Saturday, July 19, on the Juan Pablo II square, located in the old center of Managua.

Another massive event will take place in Leon, and is organized by the dissident and opposing party: the Movimiento Renovador Sandinista (MRS).

Despite the heavy political connotation that these celebrations have assumed in recent years, the anniversary of the revolution is celebrated by a large part of the national population, regardless of their support for one party or another.

Please read our special to find out more about the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua.