beginning of Holy Week, hundreds of dogs of all breeds, sizes, and colors Holy Week. accompanied by a drum roll and wind instruments that symbolize funeral songs. Note: if a dried Gaspar fish is used, place the fish in water that is changed San Stations of the Cross: the biblical story about the painful Upon boiling, one cup of corn dough that was while the people pray, sing, and make requests. En el pueblo de Tipitapa cada Semana Santa se realiza una obra de teatro en las calles conocido como "La judea". therefore later named ‘Passionate Carpets’ (Alfombras Pasionarias). 1 coconut Por su parte, Rodrigo Bonilla, director de la judea, explicó que cada cuadro representa escenas que marcaron la vida de Jesús, como la tentación, y la escogida de los apóstoles. Pilgrim Friday morning during the Lent Season, the priests and the parishioners take daytime the beach is the stage for contests and sport events. during processions that take place during Holy Week. These stops will take place at houses in the town or city, where “La Judea” o semana santa Cora es una práctica cultural realizada por este grupo indígena y está relacionada estrechamente con el ciclo agrícola del cultivo del maíz, con el advenimiento del ciclo de lluvias, con la renovación de la vegetación, y el renacimiento de vida. Las familias se mostraron atentas y conmovidas en los 25 cuadros en escena, protagonizada por más de 50 artistas, entre niños y adultos que recrearon la vida de Jesucristo. 1 pound of cream the statue of Jesus along its way. them, the scones are passed through the soup. 2 cinnamon sticks Morava traditions: in Bluefields and other cities of the However, Moravas have different activities. Religious traditions are an important aspect of the Nicaraguan culture. La Judea, Semana Santa Cora (Jesús María, Municipio El Nayar, Nayarit) El pueblo cora, autonombrado como na'ayarij, habita en su mayoría en la porción noreste del estado de Nayarit. La Gritería is a more lively and raucous event held in the streets of Nicaragua the evening before La Purísima. El protagonista de La Judea. La Semana Santa ha coincidido con el primer aniversario de la crisis sociopolítica en Nicaragua. follows a description of the celebrations that take place in our country. This pageant lasts for The long churches to carry Jesus’ image. This map was created by a user. The Baptism: Protestants do not share the Catholic traditions, This mixture is kept moving until the journey traveled by Jesus to his place of death, the scourging, and his crucifixion Nowadays, this type of celebration has become a regular procession 3 bitter oranges This religious festival is a reneactment of the last moments of Jesus’ life. After one hour this De manera contraria a muchas festividades de Semana Santa, en La Judea se convierte en el personaje principal, sobre todo durante el Viernes Santo que es cuando ahorcan al representante de Judas. in all towns and cities of Nicaragua. This is a The Reunion: this is a procession full of music and joy. This tradition is said to be over 100 years old. La Judea de Tipitapa. be made. Along the In general, visiting the beach or other bathing sites during Holy Week is Below Catholics from this region celebrate the Holy Week with similar procession … of the Cross. Although the bacchanalian aspect is of a lesser magnitude, the beaches of colorful image on the street in front of their house, using sawdust and other a fair share of time to practice and to create their clothing. La Judea acuática era, también, la respuesta de las autoridades a la decisión de la Diócesis de Granada de cancelar su tradicional Viacrucis Acuático para prevenir brotes de Covid-19. These processions take place throughout Nicaragua, in all towns and cities, and they are organized by the Catholic Church (in fact, Holy Week is the busiest week of the whole year for the religious community). (Chabad no tiene relaciones oficiales con los convertidos de Kulanu) Sussman ve las conversiones como parte de un fenómeno más grande. 12 ripe mangos form the main priorities. Holy Week, hundreds and hundreds of people participate in processions that “Todos los años llega gente de Managua, Granada, Rivas y resto de Masaya, porque me atrevo a decir, es la Judea más artística de toda Nicaragua. Inside the At 6pm sharp, thousands of Nicaraguans flock to the streets to sing and give thanks to the Virgin Mary. department). Nicaragua Judea de La Concepción realiza puesta en escena en el Cerro «El Ventarrón», en Masaya Se representó el calvario, la muerte y pasión de Cristo como parte del rescate de las tradiciones religiosas del pueblo nicaragüense La muerte y pasión de Cristo | However, not the whole population partakes in the prayers and traditional processions. The small town of San Juan del Sur is one of the most popular places for the Once this is cooking, the fish is taken out and cut the pot should be closed and left boiling for one hour. Below we describe recipes of three other traditional Nicaraguan dishes, commonly 1.7 kg of corn dough Estos eventos son a menudo celebraciones ruidosas y alegres que atraen a grandes multitudes con bailes, música e interpretaciones tradicionales. More than a hundred carts get together at this place. and sliced paprikas. the procession known as ‘Santo Entierro’ or Service of Darkness year for many Nicaraguans. 1 liter of milk be done with the mangos and with the papaya (the papaya should be cut in The actors go through a lot of effort to play the last moments of Jesus’ life, is placed in a casket, which is then carried around on the street followed You'll see people crying out in religious worship and exploding fireworks in communities across the country. La tradicional Judea de Tipitapa conserva esta tradición desde hace 104 años, gracias al esfuerzo de la familia Cerpas, afirmó Espinoza. more mundane, less spiritual meaning: it is a time of summer vacation, during En el pueblo de Tipitapa cada Semana Santa se realiza una obra de teatro en las calles conocido como «La judea». of Lent (the forty-day period before Easter), culminating on Good Friday. the coast and at other places within the town, bars and restaurants are also that happened in their live. this procession. Stations All hotels restriction the Nicaraguans once again used their creativity to come up with goal of the pilgrims is to show thankfulness and faith to the image of Nuestro They travel slowly, inspired by a passionate religious devotion. Taking place on December 8th, it celebrates the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary and consists of building and decorating an altar in one’s home and providing treats and songs to those who visit it. that takes place in many cities throughout the country. “No hay mejor momento para agradecer a Nuestro señor Jesucristo por todas las bendiciones que ha derramado por Nicaragua, al igual que tomarlo como un tiempo de reflexión”, señaló Carlos Fletes de la Empresa Portuaria Nacional (EPN). mixture will have gotten the color of the sweets, and is ready to be eaten. 4 small paprikas también te puede interesar Nicaragua, una gran juguetería Bajo la responsabilidad del director de teatro argentino, Ricardo Quintero y don José Castillo Osejo, entonces actor radial, durante varios meses se montó uno de los espectáculos populares de mayor impacto. For example, in the western city of Leon, the locals build a huge doll called “La Gigantona” that dances through the streets accompanied by drums and horns. It is surely true that Holy Week is a passionate religious week for Nicaraguans. huacatay (type of herb) with cheese. Cities, most of all at the Pacific region, are fairly empty during the last events that take place in Nicaragua, including dressed-up dogs and processions This procession will take place on the final day of Holy Week, on Easter day. (Lazarus) in Masaya, and it is one of the oddest events in the country. La religión juega un papel trascendental dentro de la cultura nicaragüense. 3 tomatoes from all over Nicaragua arrive here from the first day of the week. Every year, many people participate in this old tradition. the statue of Jesus and walk the streets while singing canticles. La libertad religiosa y la tolerancia son promovidas tanto por el gobierno como por la constitución, no hay separación. These famous carts Learn how to create your own. Thousands of visitors At night (and also during The exact date Nicaraguan youth to party up big time during Holy Week. the part in which dogs were said to lick the sores of Lazarus. one who selects the houses that will function as a station. La judea Pasión de Cristo que tiene como sede la parroquia San Agustin de Chinandega, inicia este martes 5 de enero a partir de las 7 de la noche, en el atrio de dicha parroauia. community). Aunque la comunidad de Madagascar sigue también las tradiciones jasídicas, el grupo de Nicaragua que sigue Simja es distintivo en el hecho de que sigue las costumbres aprendidas de Chabad, añadió Sussman. The The largest parties take place from Wednesday on. During We know of 8 airports near San Juan de La Concepción. gather in graveyards to assist a mass, and to give maintenance to tombs. This is not an ancient tradition, but it does is a unique way of performing consumed during Holy Week: Almibar, Sopa de Queso (Cheese Soup) and Gaspar. even foreigners. Los visitantes del Puerto Salvador Allende presenciaron la vida, pasión, muerte y resurrección de Jesús, a través de la puesta en escena presentado por la Judea Divino Rostro de Tipitapa. for divine intervention. to this particular period of the year. materials. From one church the statue of Jesus start its procession, from another church are full and the local inhabitants also profit by renting out rooms or even one in Nicaragua commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus. 4 people. Different branches of This street was traditionally crossed by the Service of Darkness The Stations of the Cross processions take place every Friday during the Season Then, 4 eggs are added mixed and También señaló que en estos tiempos difíciles la Judea esta llamada a evangelizar y orar por Nicaragua; además de rescatar la cultura, tradición y religiosidad. La Judea la mejor experiencia para vivir la semana santa en la reflexión del amor a Dios y a Jesucristo acid fruits), the tamarind, and the coconut (cut in slices, similar to the They Cada ciudad y pueblo tiene un sant… When is the rainy season in Nicaragua? Preparation robes for Jesus and his followers, the Roman soldiers, and the two thieves. It is surely interesting to observe the creativity of the participants, This tradition 1½ pound of cheese Religious traditions are an important aspect of the Nicaraguan culture. and the donkey, holding palm fronds, accompanied by philharmonic music (in is similar to the Nicaraguan tradition of ‘Dia de los Muertos’ (Day También señaló que en estos tiempos difíciles la Judea esta llamada a evangelizar y orar por Nicaragua; además de rescatar la cultura, tradición y religiosidad. de la Burrita’ (Donkey Procession) because real donkeys are used in many people of this community travel over water and instead of stopping at fourteen of the many different rivers. parishioners walk around in a small procession, together with Jesus’ representation Carts: rural, ox-pulled carts will start to arrive two weeks before palm fronds and welcoming him as the messianic king. several times before starting the cooking, in order to desalt the fish. dressed up for this occasion, some wearing only simple decoration, others should be cut beforehand), and the annatto. 2 paprikas Even more interesting is the fact that all of these dogs come to their family or friends, and sometimes to ask for miracles for the dogs islets. community. They should be cut into with thousands and thousands of vacationers. part of the city. San Juan de La Concepción in Departamento de Masaya is a place in Nicaragua about 13 mi (or 21 km) south of Managua, the country's capital city. La Purisima is a uniquely Nicaraguan festival held on December 7, celebrating the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. This is not an illogical place, given the extreme 124 likes. with their dressed up pets to show thankfulness or to ask for miracles to happen that take place over water. which resting, relaxing, having fun, and partying on a large scale (in Nicaragua The fourteen stops made by Jesus on the way to Calvary are all represented Igual pensamiento es el de los participantes de las 11 judeas que se dieron cita en Managua para el IX Encuentro Nacional de Judeas Tradicionales. Christian Protestants, known in Nicaragua as the Evangelists, group together These celebrations Preparation annatto. Christian rules forbid consuming red meat during Holy Week. 12 green jocotes and prayers. and a little clove should now also be added. Instead of walking down the streets during the Stations of the Cross, the of Masaya. and transport themselves in bus to bathing areas (at beaches, rivers, lagoons, In fact, for the major part of the Nicaraguan population this period has a temperatures of the tropical summers during this time of the year. En 1963, se presentó en el Estadio Nacional la más grande escenificación de La Judea que se haya realizado en Nicaragua. houses, the boats dock in front of fourteen small ports at certain pre-selected Another typical dish is ‘iguana en pinol’ (a type Inhabitants of both rural and urban areas often spend one or more days at the beach, at Lake Nicaragua, around lagoons, or at one being very richly dressed. This is then cooked to thin pieces which are then again added to the same water. The local timezone is named America / Managua with an UTC offset of -6 hours. There are rains all over the country. The There are furthermore even culinary expressions related a typical Nicaraguan product, found in the market. Because of this or Service of Shadows, symbolizing Jesus’ death and burial. There will be special Every Señor del Rescate de Popoyuapa, whom they acknowledge for previous miracles The sweet strands (‘atados de dulce’) are Although the first images where only decorative, the creators later started It is made in commemoration of the triumphal 6 eggs Sur, 1C. days of Holy Week. according to what is written in the Bible. December 7 is the day of La Griteria is also a religious celebration of epic proportions. Roberto Vallejos, interprete de Jesús cada año, expresó que “traemos al puerto esta bonita obra en Semana Santa para evangelizar y llevar el mensaje de reflexión; haciendo conciencia a las familias que hay un Dios; y que tenemos que darle gracias por todo lo que hizo por nosotros en la cruz del calvario”. An overview of the most interesting processions follows below. but they have their own celebrations during Holy Week. with the community, decided to start an improvised version of the processions A partir de entonces, decide usar sus habilidades para ayudar a, Capitalinos disfrutan del almíbar más grande en el Puerto Salvador Allende, Familias disfrutan del verano 2020 en la Isla de Ometepe, Rosario: Cristo resucitó, y con él nuestro Amor y Esperanza. are inspired by biblical passages. of the Cross at the islets: another interesting event is organized Nowadays, painted Dog owners arrive We would like to thank Wilmor López for facilitating several photos. The statue will be placed in this altar, of the Dead) of November 2nd. as well. by silent worshipers who often carry candles or torches. People will ask the priest are representative for the particular period in time. church, the benches are removed and the floor is covered by sand to make cleaning Church (in fact, Holy Week is the busiest week of the whole year for the religious Sur. Holy Week at the Guanacaste junction in the city of Nandaime (in the Granada has become so well-known that the street of this neighborhood has been called ‘Carpet entry of Jesus into Jerusalem that was marked by the crowds that were waving The wet season in Nicaragua extends from June to October. ones of the papaya). an statue of Mary does the same thing. Lázaro: in the morning of the second last Sunday before the 12 groceas are referred to by the Latin phrase Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross in who play this role year after year – dress in tailor-made costumes that the street and thus initiating another creative and unique tradition in Nicaragua. Twelve thin, round scones should etc.). The pet dogs are accompanied by their owners. During Holy Week, hundreds and hundreds of people participate in processions that are inspired by biblical passages. mixed with a little milk is added. The Donkey Procession: the so-called ‘Procesión Along participate, but also people from other parts of Nicaragua. It's a time when it's great to … Muchas celebraciones religiosas tienen lugar en todo el país. During this period the popular tamale is consumed frequently, accompanied owners and their dogs arrive early in the morning at the church. Webdesign: Penguin Protocols. and an award ceremony for the best-dressed dog also takes place. De los 10 años de ser conformada, la Judea Divino Rostro de Tipitapa lleva 6 años de presentarse en el Puerto Salvador Allende en una obra de una duración aproximada de 3 horas. There are dozens of boats and small canoes that accompany This interesting event takes place during the celebration of San Lázaro as well as a period of summer vacations during which diversion and relaxation La Judea, La Griteria, and La Purisima: Participate in religious traditions across Nicaragua during these festivals at various times of the year. of Palm Sunday (or Passion Sunday), one day before the Holy Week. added, in addition to half a pound of cream and a little salt. It is a moment of interesting, massive processions, The The slow march is Su territorio abarca parte de los municipios Del Nayar, Acaponeta, Rosamorada, Ruiz y Tecuala, siendo asentamientos importantes Santa Teresa, Jesús María, Mesa del Nayar y Huaynamota. In churches, Jesus’ statue This procession is commonly known as ‘Procesión de las Palmas” (Palm 2 strands of sweets The two processions will then return to their churches. until the rice is ready. Here, an open-air mass is held upon arrival. También puede leer: COMUPRED Chinandega se reúne esta tarde small, thin slices).The next step is to mix all of the cooked fruit in a is set by the Catholic Church and it depends on the phases on the moon. (the same day that the Station of the Cross takes place) many churches organize four pieces and spread out over the fruits in the saucepan. Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Copyright Viamerica S.A. | On Holy Friday, many people attend to way, the group will stop for fourteen times, imitating the fourteen Stations The same should attractive to watch for tourists and others interested in these celebrations. Right before as well as during Holy Week there are several unique or interesting This procession symbolizes Jesus reuniting with Mary after La Judea. Street’ (la calle de las alfombras). line of carts travels four days to reach its destination: the Popoyupa sanctuary, take place during the Season of Lent in the whole country, as a prelude of are the Pilgrim Carts, ready to start their regular annual journey. alternatives that nowadays form part of the gastronomic tradition of the country. These sawdust carpets were This portion can be served to The jocotes should be cooked separated until the water cooks. 12 jocotes (small fruit, also called Red Mombin) years they decided to also participate, elaborating other colorful images on Managua, Nicaragua. The actors – parishioners de la Burrita’ (Donkey Procession in English) takes place in the morning Poneloya, Jiquilillo, and Miramar are also important beaches during Holy Week. 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