Diriamba, Nicaragua

Diriamba, Nicaragua

Located 28 miles south of Managua, Diriamba is the birthplace of Güegüense or Macho Ratón. The Güegüense represents the Nicaraguan folklore and has been declared by UNESCO’s Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Diriamba is also home to three main churches, the most famed and one of the most beautiful churches in Nicaragua being the San Sebastian Basilica, the city’s patron saint. Each January, religious festivities are held in Diriamba to celebrate San Sebastian with a traditional novena ending with a procession. Festivities include colorful parades, a huge feast, and plenty of traditional music. Another important landmark is the clock tower located at the main intersection leading traffic in and out of the town.


Leticia Davila studied Business Administration in English at the University in Granada, and later traveled abroad to complete more intensive studies in Business and English. She began to seriously pursue her passion for teaching the language, culture of traditions of Nicaragua in 2000, and is currently a teacher and the administrator of Spanish Dale! Married with three daughters (Pamela, Ixkra and Nirvana), Leticia enjoys social activities, volleyball and dancing.

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