Who causes so much joy, the Concepción de María!, with this traditional cry, the authorities of the Mayor's Office of the Citizen Power of Managua, began the tour of the different neighborhoods that participated in the "Altars Contest 2022", in its fourteenth edition in honor of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, on the afternoon of this Wednesday, December 7, the day the Nicaraguan people celebrate La Gritería.
Mayor Reyna Rueda Alvarado, Vice Mayor Enrique Armas Rosales and Secretary of the Municipal Council, Jennifer Porras López, participated in this tour, accompanied by a qualifying jury, made up of 14 members simultaneously, who visited the 7 districts of the capital, to evaluate the 200 altars that signed up for this traditional contest.
Rueda, during his visit to the El Recreo neighborhood of District III, announced that the jury will choose three finalists per district and there will be 21 winners, with a cash prize of 10,000 córdobas for first place, 9,000 for second and 8 thousand last place.
"We are very excited, with great fervor in the celebration of our Blessed Mother, touring all those altars that were made with a lot of love, with a lot of Faith, a greeting and thanks to the brothers who are going to be visiting each one of the altars, our jury, qualifying and later we will announce the winners, congratulations to all and long live Peace”.
For his part, the Director of Historical Heritage of the Municipality, Clemente Guido, stated that this contest has been held for 14 consecutive years since the Sandinista Government arrived in the commune, "with the participation of 200 families with their respective altars in the districts of Managua, there are two juries for each district, they carry an evaluation sheet, a tabulation that adds up to 100 points, after the tour they do the summation and that gives them the mathematical result of who is the one who obtained the highest percentage ”.
"Very grateful because they are giving us the opportunity to participate and above all with a lot of faith and devotion, Nicaraguans are very Marian, we cannot stop celebrating our Blessed Mother," said Natalia Cano, who has celebrated the Immaculate Conception for 24 years. Conception.