Tag Archives: Griteria

La Asunción de María

It’s been a whole year already. Today was the Gritería Chiquita again. Legend has it that 67 years ago (or maybe 68, but who’s counting anyway?) Cerro Negro volcano had been erupting for 15 straight days, the roofs couldn’t support … Continue reading

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Quién Causa Tanta Alegría?!

I hope I have emphasized enough on this blog the sheer amount of noise in Nicaragua. If not, let this post be your lesson.   Every December 7th, across the Catholic world, the Conception of Mary is celebrated. I’m not … Continue reading

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La Gritería Chiquita

Quién causa tanta alegría? La Asunción de María! Que viva La Virgen! Viva! Yesterday was the Gritería Chiquita in León (as opposed to the big Gritería, on December 7th). Basically, it is Halloween, but in León. The story goes that 67 years ago … Continue reading

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Achuapa

This weekend brought me to the farthest reaches of my department to the town of Achuapa, where two Volunteers live, Mary, a Health Volunteer who came to country in my group, and Ruben, an Environment Volunteer from the group prior … Continue reading

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