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Nicaragua Declares Public Holiday For Valentine's Day

Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB)
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2022

Nicaragua's vice president, Rosario Murillo, has announced that her husband, president Daniel Ortega, had authorized the declaration of a public sector holiday on Monday, February 14, 2022, on account of the upcoming Valentine's Day, also known as the Day of Love and Friendship in Nicaragua.

Last minute announcements of additional public and/or private sector full day/afternoon public holidays have been common in thew past in Nicaragua (2021-12-14, 2021-12-06, 2021-10-25, 2021-08-20, 2021-05-19, ...).

But is is the first time that the announcement of a one-off public holiday is related to Valentine's Day. It is not clear if this is to become an annual practice.

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