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Published on : Monday, July 18, 2016
Columbia’s fight for independence had begun over a fight for a vase, when Bogota’s nationalists asked to borrow a flower vase from a well-known merchant on the 20th of July back in 1810, they did it knowing he would refuse and this was as good as any excuse to start a riot.
The people were ready for it and it triggered the beginning of the revolution led by Simon Bolivar. It was followed by battles and celebrations, and now Colombians the world over continue to celebrate their independence all around the world on the 20th of July.
From Bogota, which is Columbia’s capital to small pueblitos, which dot the Columbian countryside, there are celebrations, which includes concerts, parades to multi- day hiking trails, where people are invited to relive the journey of Colombia’s liberator Simon Bolivar. The hike takes 17-days and leads through 20 municipalities with temperatures between 25 and 2 degrees.
On the 20th of July, the country witnesses a number of Grand National Concerts. Some of the famous concerts are as follows:
This Independence Day, apart from the traditional beans and corn meals along with beef, you can try out these Columbian dishes while enjoying the concert: