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Dia de la Raza – Columbus Day in Colombia

image-1255El Dia de la Raza is more important than most Colombians know. This day commemorates the ruthlessness and violent way in which our current race came about. Even though Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Crown/Catholics were the epitome of evil I have to appreciate the boldness with which they conquered and bled out a once thriving society.

The Battle of Boyaca, August 7, 1819

image-1052It never seizes to amaze me how people around the world don't know about their own countries history. The Battle of Boyaca was a very important battle, and it is held as a national holiday in Colombia. I am proud to be Colombian and today I have hoisted the beautiful yellow, blue and red flag outside my apartment.