Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Bicentennial of Colombian Indepenence: Plan & El Gran Concierto

If you will be in Colombia on July 20th, there will be a special Mass held at the Cathedral in the Plaza de Bolivar from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. This will be followed by a military parade from 9:00 am until noon. It will run down the Avenida 68 starting at Calle 53.

At Noon all around the country, the National Anthem and the Bicentennial Theme Song will be played. Then, from 12:05 until 3pm there will be a nationwide concert. Over 1, 100 cities and towns in Colombia and Colombians in 45 different countries will participate. Unfortunately, many of the International Concerts will not be held on the 20th, so check dates for your area (link below). Also, check with the Colombian Consulate or Embassy in your area for more information.

In areas outside of Bogotá, there will be parades from 8 am until 10 am. The Gran Concert from 12:05 until 3 and community festivals, dances, and parties from 3 pm until 6pm.

Around the nation, there will be fireworks at 7 pm.

If you want to attend the concert nearest you, check here for locations in your country -- Europe, Asia, Latin America:



In the US, there will be performances in Boston, Washington D.C., and Miami.

15 July -- Boston – Roger Williams Auditorium / Time: TBA
17 July -- Washington D.C. – Room of the Americas – OAS -/ Time: TBA
18 July -- Miami / Time: TBA


In Australia, there will be performances in Sydney and Canberra.

20 July / Sydney Conservatory / Time: TBA
21 July/ Canberra Theater / Time TBA


In Canada, there will be a performance in Ottawa

17 July -- Ottawa – First Unitarian Ottawa Theater/ Time: 6:30 p.m.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live near D.C., but I couldn't find any more information about the concert. Do you have a link to more information (where to get tickets, etc.)?

Colombian Mommy said...

I would recommend that you call or visit the Colombian embassy in D.C. to find out more information. I only found the above link which also recommends that you check with the Embassy or Consulate in your area for more information.