Colombia

 

Oh! Immortal Glory! Oh, Eternal Joy!


The Casa Cultural Colombiana invites you to celebrate Colombia’s Independence Day this Saturday, July 20th, at 12:30 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square. We will have the flag-raising ceremony, the national anthem performance, and the opening of the Colombian pavilion. Our celebration will be part of the Panamerican Food and Music Festival.

Join us there, waving your flags and proudly wearing your tricolour outfits! Bring your children and let them enjoy the joy of their compatriots, soak up the pride, identity, and love for their homeland, and sing the national anthem with all their hearts. This anthem makes us cry and remember with joy and nostalgia those who remain back home, always in our minds and hearts.

We will proudly showcase our global achievements across various fields during our celebration. In literature, our beloved Gabriel García Márquez, a Nobel Laureate, has gifted the world with timeless works like One Hundred Years of Solitude, leaving an indelible mark on world literature. Music has also been a symbol of our identity. Artists like Shakira, Carlos Vives, Juanes, and Karol G have conquered international stages, proudly showcasing our roots and the richness of our musical culture. In science, we highlight researchers like Rodolfo Llinás, whose contributions to neuroscience have been fundamental to understanding the human brain. In sports, we have witnessed triumphs that fill us with pride. Our athletes, such as Caterine Ibargüen, an Olympic medalist in athletics, and Nairo Quintana, a standout cyclist in the Tour de France, and our recent achievement as Copa América runners-up—like all our other victories, achieved through hard work, discipline, and much love!

As Colombians abroad, our celebration of independence is a powerful reminder of our ongoing commitment to the values that define us: freedom, justice, and unity.

Remember that independence is not a one-time achievement but an ongoing conquest that demands our unwavering effort and dedication to confront current challenges and build a more just and prosperous Colombia for all, regardless of our location.

Long live a free and sovereign Colombia!

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Colombian Culture is formed from the heritage of the indigenous peoples present in the territory since ancient times, the Spanish traditions adopted during the colonial era and African customs built by slaves that the conquerors brought. This mix of cultures is a society common to other Latin American countries but at the same time very unique too.
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