Inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of traditional and religious festivities in the municipalities of Bluefields, Diriamba, León, El Viejo and Masaya

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 100,000 granted in 2023
  • Dates of implementation:
    • Approved in 06/2023 - not yet under implementation
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Nicaragua


To be implemented by the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture, this twenty-four-month project aims to prepare an inventory of Nicaraguan intangible cultural heritage and to contribute to the safeguarding of elements related to the following traditional and religious festivities: (a) the traditional May Pole Festival; (b) the San Sebastian Patron Saint Festival; (c) the Festival of the Virgin of the Throne; (d) ‘La Gritería’, in honour of the Immaculate Conception of Mary; and (e) the San Jerónimo Patron Saint Festival. The project involves a series of capacity-building workshops on the identification and inventorying of intangible cultural heritage. Community workshops will also be implemented to spread awareness about the importance of living heritage and of community participation in its safeguarding and transmission. Other activities include data collection and inventorying and the publication of a book about the intangible cultural heritage of traditional and religious festivals.

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