About the Day
The land of Columbia was under the Spanish rule since 1500. On July 20, 1810, the citizens of Bogotá formed the first representative council to withstand Spanish authority, and achieved full independence in 1810. The struggle for independence in Columbia was led by great freedom fighters Simón Bolívar and Francisco de Paula Santander and it resulted in the Battle of Boyaca, on August 7, 1819. Bolívar was elected as the first president of Greater Columbia and Francisco de Paula Santander, as its vice president.
20 July is celebrated as independence day in Colombia.
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