Today is July 20. Happy Colombian Independence Day! I was so thrilled to see Google dedicated its doodle to this holiday! Unlike in the U.S., Independence Day here is not as big of a celebration – although we do get the day off from work. People don’t customarily dress in the flag’s colors or blast their national anthem all day. Instead, I’ve been told that families will hang the Colombian flag from their window, but that that’s about it.
It seems to be more of a military appreciation day more than anything. There’s a military parade that I want to catch a glimpse of later.
Ironically, I will be going to a BBQ tonight with some of the other teachers from the Colombo. More than celebrating Colombia’s independence from Spain, we’ll be celebrating the day off from work. 🙂