Go print out the piano sheet music of the national anthem.
The National Tree is the Madroño which becomes covered in white flowers during the summer. This tree was chosen because of the elegance of its shape and its usefulness to the people.
The National Bird is the Guardabarranco which lives in the forests of Nicaragua and likes to perch on branches and wave its tail feathers back and forth like a pendulum.
Nicaraguans celebrate more holidays than any nation I know and, due to the widespread adherence to Catholicism, most of these holidays are Catholic holidays in which saints are honored. These holidays are usually characterized by loud fireworks, lots of music and dancing in the streets and parks, a procession down main steet with a statue of the saint, and lots of rum and beer.
|January 1||New Year's Day||National|
|April, first Thursday||Holy Week||National|
|May 1||Labor Day||National|
|July 19||Sandinista Revolution Day||National|
|July 25||Fiesta de Santiago||Boaco, Somoto, Managua|
|July 26||Fiesta de Santa Ana||Nandaime, Niquinohomo, Moyogalpa, Ometepe|
|August 1||Fiesta de Santo Domingo||Managua|
|August 8-16||Fiesta de San Roque||Chinandega|
|August 14-15||Fiesta de Asuncion||Masaya, Granada, Juigalpa, Ocotal|
|September 14||Battle of San Jacinto||National|
|September 15||Independence Day||National|
|September 24||Virgen de Mercedes||Leon, Chinandega|
|September 29||Fiesta de San Miguel||Masaya|
|September 20||Fiesta de San Jeronimo||Masaya, Leon|
|October Sundays||Festividades de San Jeronimo||Masaya|
|October Saturdays||Mes del Rosario||Granada|
|October 29||Fiesta de San Rafael||Pueblo Nuevo|
|November||Fiesta de San Diego||Altagracia, Ometepe|
|December 7||Immaculate Conception||Leon|
|December 8||Pase de la Virgen||Granada|
|December 12||Procesion de la Virgen de Guadalupe||Masaya|
|December 13||Fiesta de Santa Lucia||Leon|
|December 25||Dia del Nino Dios||Masaya, Esteli|
|December 31||Fiesta de San Silvestre||Catarina|
|December 31||New Years Eve||National|