THE NORTH ATLANTIC AUTONOMOS REGION OF NICARAGUA (R.A.A.N) CELEBRATES ITS 23RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPROVAL OF THE AUTHONOMY LAW OF THE ATLANTIC COAST.
There was a lot of joy, culture, and tradition of the 23rd anniversary of the law established in 1987 the autonomy, or independence, of the Caribbean Coast and the celebration included a series of activities during the last week of October.
Nicaraguan Tourism Board (INTUR) joined with the mayor’s office of Bilwi and the Regional Government for the First Regional Tourist Fair of R.A.A.N. for 2010 and for the 7th Fair for Municipal Production that took place next to the central park.
There were more than 100 exhibitors that included handicrafts, great food, and hotel businesses. The artisans came from the towns of Waspam and Rio Coco, from the territory of Mayagna de Awastingni and from the Miskito territory of Kuiwitingni. From the township of Bonanza came folks from Mayagna and from the Sauni territory, specifically from the towns of Sacalwás and Musawás. Arriving from the municipality of Rosita were the people from the Wasaking territory. In addition, 167 artists from the area of the North Atlantic Region made their cultural presentations, coming from the towns of Waspán, Bonanza, Siuna, Rosita,Prinzapolka, and Puerto Cabezas, among others.
On Saturday, the 30th, the main ceremony for the commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the region’s self-government was held. To bring the evening to a close, the coastal musician Philip Montalbán and his reggae group had everyone dancing, celebrating together the food and beverage fair in front of the performance stand, a party that did not end until after midnight.
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