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Niquinohomo celebrates 47 years of being a city | Aug 20, 2009

Cinthia Membreño

The city of Niquinohomo, situated in the department of Masaya, will celebrate on August 24 the 47 anniversary of being named a city. Its inhabitants have already started a great number of cultural celebrations which will end on August 30, with the traditional equestrian parade around the city.

Jason Dillegas, development technician of the mayorship of Niquinohomo, explained that the festivities started since August 16 with the inauguration of the Corn Fair. Today, August 20, a gastronomic and handicrafts fair will be opened as well. The slogan's fair will be "Niquinohomo: history, culture, art and traditions". During the event, visitors will be able to taste Nicaraguan traditional food, listen to folkloric music and interact with artisans and inhabitants of the city.

Furthermore, Dillegas stated that the official activities will be held on Monday, August 24, with a commemorative event at 4:00 pm, at the city's mayorship. And finally, on Sunday 30, the traditional equestrian festivities will take place starting with a horse parade at 2:00 pm, leaving from La Bandeja restaurant.

For further information about the city of Niquinohomo read our profile of Masaya.