This December 7, the Managua Mayor's Office held the "Altars Contest in honor of the Immaculate Immaculate Conception of Mary 2018", in its tenth edition.
250 altars were registered for the contest and to visit them all, the qualifying jury left at 3:00 in the afternoon, to visit each of the works of art built with love and fervor in honor of the Virgin Mary.
To choose the grandores, a jury made up of 14 members toured the 7 districts of the capital two by two, starting at 3 in the afternoon simultaneously, this was confirmed by Reyna Rueda, Mayor of Managua, at the altar of the Immaculate Conception.
“We thank God and the people who on this day of the shouting allow us to accompany him for 10 consecutive years in this traditional contest that honors our mother the Blessed Virgin Mary, the elements that are going to be valued are first, all The elements used for the elaboration that must be traditional (strawberry tree, natural flowers of the time, palm, etc.), the design must have a biblical theme or concept, this will allow the devotees of the Virgin to open the doors to creativity ”.
At the beginning of the cry, Who Causes So Much Joy? The Conception of Mary! The jurors toured the streets of the capital to evaluate the registered altars, choosing three finalists by districts (first place, second place and third place), there are 21 winners in total and this December 15 they will be awarded with C$9,000 for the first place , C$7,000 for second place and C$5,000 for third place.