Ruben Dario is one of the most influential and biggest role models in Nicaraguan history. Every Nicaraguan person knows who Ruben Dario is. He was known as “The Father of Modernism.” Ruben Dario was known and idolized for his beautiful poetry that has resonated for generations in Nicaragua. To this day, students are required to know the history of Ruben Dario and recite his poetry.
Dario’s success began at the age of 13, where his first publication made it into a newspaper for the city of Rivas with the name of “Termometro.” Since his first publication, he was known throughout Nicaragua as their “child poet.” Congress of Nicaragua noticed Dario’s passion for poetry, so they sent him on a scholarship to study in Europe, which was eventually revoked because the President Pedro Joaquin Chamorro believed that his poetry was written to defy Dario’s family and the rest of the country. Continue reading →
Every September marks the beginning of Independence Day in Nicaragua, along with several other countries in Central America. Most events begin the first of the month and spread through the first two weeks with the biggest celebrations on September 15th. Back in September 1821, the independence wars in every region sparked the interest in becoming a separate nation from Spain. Continue reading →
Before we jump into what you can do in this beautiful country, lets talk about where Nicaragua actually is. People mistake Nicaragua as a state in Mexico, confuse it with the television network Nickelodeon, or assume that it’s a random country in Europe. Despite their confusion and misunderstanding, Nicaragua is located in Central America, below Honduras and El Salvador and above Costa Rica.
Nicaragua has to be one of the most overlooked, underrated and most beautiful countries in the world. As the largest country in Central America, Nicaragua is known by its visitors and residents as “la tierra de lagos y volcanes,” or “the land of lakes and volcanoes.” Continue reading →