Dia del Patria

May 25, 2015

I saw a flier at the park about Dia del Patria and decided to attend the event.

The official celebration at Plaza 1st de Mayo in Balvanera began with a brief account of the historic week of May 1810 leading up to the formation of the first government in the town hall.

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The color guard and speakers at Plaza 1st de Mayo.

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The kids carried the flag.  All sang the national anthem (except me, that is).

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They raised the flag in the center of the plaza.

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There was recorded folk music for anyone who wanted to dance Chacarera.

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This woman wore her finest outfit, but unfortunately she had to settle for me as a partner.

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This young woman saw that I danced Chacarera, so she joined me when the older woman sat down to rest.  Everyone enjoyed hot chocolate and churros after the ceremony.

Today is Independence Day in Argentina.

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