Celebrating Halloween in Nicaragua

Two hundred and forty costume clad kids and their parents celebrated Halloween in San Juan del Sur this year.

Ballerinas, belly dancers, ghosts, goblins, witches and pirates made their way around town collecting candy from local businesses. 

Final destination for these trick or treaters was Crazy Crab Disco. Those who dared – navigated through a haunted house – where our friend Katie played the role of a creepy witch while Gordon acted as Dracula.

The festivities came to a close with cold beverages of choice for the parents and a huge piñata for the kids.

Kudos to Comunidad ConnectSan Juan del Sur Day school and local participating businesses for making this Halloween celebration possible.

Author’s Note: Halloween is not a traditional Nicaraguan holiday. That being said; dressing up in costumes, marching the streets, celebrating children and sharing an abundance of candy resembles many traditional Nicaraguan holidays. It’s not surprising the San Juanistas have embraced Halloween with open arms.

Posted on November 3, 2013, in People & Culture and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Mandy & Louis DeSouza

    Hey guys, just arrived in SJDS from Halifax, on 1 Nov, staying at the Park Ave Villas Hotel. When & where do expats from Canada gather, we would like to meet some of them.
    Cheers
    Mandy & Louis

    • Hi Guys and welcome to San Juan del Sur!

      You will find expats hanging out at Republika Bar for football on Sunday, Trivia on Tuesday, Texas Hold Em on Wednesday. Afternoon beers at Dorados any day of the week and live music on Wednesday and Thursday. Big Wave Dave’s on Saturday morning for the market.

      See you soon!

      Cheers,
      Elisha

  2. Enjoyed your Halloween blog, great photos

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