Celebrate Simon Bolivar’s Birthday And Las Americas Day

Monday, Jul 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Join the City of Miami Beach in its inaugural celebration of Simón Bolívar y Las Americas Day on Monday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Widely celebrated throughout Latin America, the ceremony to commemorate Simon Bolivar’s birthday pays tribute to El Libertador Bolívar for leading nations in their independence from Spain. Inspired by the American Revolutionary War, his courageous efforts set forward the creation of several countries, including Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. The Miami Beach Color Guard will open the ceremony, followed an invocation by Father Albert Cutie and the laying of a wreath by the Office of the Mayor and Commission, and other speakers. A portion of the ceremony will recognize the current plight of the people of Venezuela and their fight for liberation. Complimentary cafecito and pastries will be served beginning at 10 a.m.

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