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The Huipil Cultural Heritage of the Nation and an Open Door Art Tour

At the José Coronel Urtecho House of Culture and Polytechnic, a discussion was held on the Huipil as Cultural Heritage of the Nation, aimed at the work teams of the Houses of Culture and Creativity of the Mayor's Office of Managua, in order for them to know of this traditional clothing that represents cultural identity and to be multipliers of the theme.

The activity is carried out in greeting to September 8, National Nicaraguan Huipil Day, with the objective of promoting the use of the garment, its traditions, history and elaboration, as well as revitalizing this traditional costume as a cultural, social and ethnic expression.

Professor Milton Flores, Cultural Researcher, was the moderator and pointed out that the Huipil is a Mesoamerican clothing and that it has been preserved as ancestral resistance, so it is very important to promote the preservation of these traditional values that represent our cultural identity.

Comrade Enrique Armas Rosales, Vice Mayor of Managua, attended this conversation and announced that other meetings would be held, “starting next Friday, September 8, we are going to have a conversation about Huipil and on Friday we will have the participation of more than 350 couples, who will dance our music and wear the huipil costume.”

Recently the National Assembly approved Law 1160 that declares the Nicaraguan Huipil as Intangible, Artistic and Cultural Heritage of the Nation; in a Special Session, held on August 12, in the municipality of Nandaime, for the Commemoration of the 154th Anniversary of the passage to immortality of the National Hero, General José Dolores Estrada Vado.

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