San Jacinto Day of Nicaragua

14 Sep 2020  Mon

San Jacinto Day is a Nicaraguan public holiday celebrated on September 14. It commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto which took place in 1856 during the Filibuster War. The Filibuster War was fought between a coalition of Central American armies and filibuster multinational troops. Filibusters were United States citizens who attempted to spark insurrections in Latin America.

In 1856, American filibuster William Walker usurped the presidency of Nicaragua. Costa Rica declared war on his regime, and other countries of Central America followed suit. So the Filibuster War began. The Battle of San Jacinto was one of the most important events of the war. It was fought on September 14, 1856, between Nicaraguan opposition troops led by Colonel José Dolores Estrada and filibusters under William Walker.

The 10 cordobas banknote of Nicaragua issued in the year 2007. The banknote features Hacienda San Jacinto - the place where the battle of San Jacinto was fought.

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