Colombian Independence Day Celebration

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July 20th marks the start of the movement for Colombia’s Independence from Spain in 1810. An uprising in Bogota was seen as the catalyst for autonomy but it wasn’t until 1819 when Colombia became a republic and gained its independence from Spain.

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RSHM celebrated Colombian Independence Day on Friday, July 19th with prayer and song on the porch with refreshments. Sisters sang the National Anthem of the Republic of Colombia and reflected on their experiences and memories.

Kasia Laskowski