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Colombian Independence Day = Lechona


Colombia Independence Day is July 20th, and in essence it’s more or less the same as Independence Day in the U.S., or most places, I imagine: lost of food, lots of beer, and an amped-up dose of nationalism. Colombian Independence Day does of course involve music and dancing as well, as all Colombian celebrations do, and instead of doing the typical, weak-sauce American cookout, many people will clean, stuff and roast a whole piglet. (Don’t forget to decorate it afterwards!)

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Independence Day on La Plaza del Chorro

Here are a few scenes from the celebration of Colombia's independence day, the 20 de Julio, on La Plaza del Chorro, in the historical La Candelaria neighborhood.

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    looks like a lot of fun, thanks for sharing ...

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