Colombia bicentennial reception in Budapest

Colombia Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

August 2, 2019

It was 200 years ago that Simon Bolívar invaded Colombia and defeated Spanish forces in a decisive battle on August 7 1819 at Boyacá. In celebration of two centuries of independence, the Colombian Embassy is organizing a host of events across the Hungarian capital. The iconic Chain Bridge will be illuminated with the colors of the Colombian flag from 8 p.m. on August 7 and Colombian band Puerto Candelaria will take the stage at the Sziget Festival and the Ellátóház concert venue in Budapest’s District 7 on August 7 and 8, respectively. Entry to the latter event is free of charge.

The Ambassador of Colombia to Hungary, Carmenza Jaramillo Gutiérrez hosted a reception in the Museum of Military History in the Buda Castle in celebration of the bicentennial anniversary in the last week of July.


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