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Celebrating Colombian Holidays with Food

Posted in Colmbian Cooking Events by www.subanyc.com on the October 9th, 2010

As in most cultures, holidays are celebrated with food — and Colombia is no different.There are numerous national holidays celebrated in the country and many religious holidays are celebrated as national holidays.Important church holidays include the Epiphany (January 6th); Holy Week, which includes Easter (March or April); All Saints Day (November 1st); the Immaculate Conception (December 8th); and Christmas (December 25th).Colombia also celebrates the feast days of various saints on both a national and a local level, and you can bet food takes center stage at these festivities.Other important national holidays are Independence Day (July 20th), which celebrates the declaration of independence in 1810; and August 7th, which commemorates the Battle of Bocay, where Bolvar defeated the Spanish.And last, Colombia celebrates holidays centered on regional cultures such as the Carnaval of Barranquilla, the Cartagena International Caribbean Music Festival, the Medelln flower fair, and the Festival of the Devil in Rio Sucio. With these festivities inked on the calendar, it’s best to keep recipes at hand to contribute to the celebrations!

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