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Día de la Hispanidad
From: 2014.10.12 To: 2014.10.12
Held on the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World on 12 October 1492, Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Day), aka Día de la Raza (the Day of the Races), celebrates the encounter of indigenous and European cultures and the mingling of races. In Nicaragua, the annual festival’s highlights include beauty contests (with the most prestigious being the selection of a “Reina de la Hispanidad”, the “Hispanic Queen”), parades, fairs and arts and crafts activities like mural painting.