Wednesday, September 8, 2010
On September 15th, all the Central American countries celebrate their independence from Spain in 1821. Nicaragua was part of a Central American union headquartered in Guatemala that included from Costa Rica to Chiapas in México.
All the schools in Nicaragua celebrate both this date and the 14th where Nicaragua defeated William Walker in the battle of San Jacinto (I told them of our Texan San Jacinto).
In each classroom of each school, the custom is to make a mural with patriotic pictures and even national symbols (tree, bird, etc.).
In the middle of political problems, Nicaraguans are very patriotic - something that all people of all nations need to be. Even when we don't like what our leaders do, we are patriots, and we pray for our nation and work for it's benefit.