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Masaya Crafts Market relaunches "Jueves de Verbena"

Arquimedes Hernández | Oct 25, 2013

Ribbon cutting by Masaya Mayoralty and INTUR. | Photographer: Arquimides Hernández

National artists will now have a new stage in the city.

Authorities of the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute (INTUR) and from the city of Masaya celebrated yesterday the relaunch of the "Jueves de Verbena" at the Masaya Old Market Cultural Center. In the opening act, the cut the ribbon of the new platform, inaugurating this new scenario which has better visual and scenery, aiming that visitors can appreciate more the folklore of the city of Masaya , in their varied dance expressions, reported Inés Blandon INTUR delegate at Masaya.

The official explained to that the relaunch of Jueves de Verbena is performed under the thirteenth anniversary of Masaya been named "The Cradle of Nicaraguan folklore" and it is also a welcoming to the [ Agüizotes and Toro Venado celebrations taking place during this weekend. Blandon explained that tourism businesses had been trained to present tourists a best offer.

Orlando Noguera, mayor of Masaya, said that the Masaya Old Market throughout the year receives a heavy influx of tourists both domestic and foreign, and the opening of this stage is to open an artistic and cultural space, where national artists can preform. Noguera also explained that this craft market exposes all the work of the local artisans.

For folklorologist Glenda Tuckler Morales, a native of Masaya, Jueves de Verneba is a space to promote local tourism, and it’s a way to encourage and motivate tourists to visit the city and to learn the rich culture of this towm. Tuckler stressed that these spaces also allow displaying art and folklore from Masaya in its pure essence, without any distortion, since the artist called to preform in this stage are native from Masaya.

If you are interested in participating on Jueves de Verbena, you can visit every Thursday night The Masaya Old Market Cultural Center (also known as "Craft Market"), from at 7:00 pm, and enjoy dances and different cultural expressions from around the country and especially from the "Flowers city" (Masaya). At this cultural center you can also find the Folklore Museum, which can be visited from Monday to Friday during business hours 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 8 AM to 12 PM.

New stage in the Masaya Crafts Market

Translated by Cynthia Cordero