Miami Beach Celebrates Simón Bolívar y Las Americas Day
(Miami Beach, FL) Jul 16, 2021 -
Join the City of Miami Beach for its third annual celebration of Simón Bolívar y Las Americas Day on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. Simon Bolivar, also known as El Libertador, played a central role in the South American independence movement against Spanish rule. His efforts set forth the creation of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru. The ceremony will take place at Bolivar’s Miami Beach monument in Collins Park.
“July 24 is known throughout Latin America as Simón Bolívar Day and we are proud to honor the memory of this great statesman in Miami Beach,” explained Chairman Gabriel Paez of the Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee.
The monument, which is located at 21 Street and Collins Avenue, commemorates Bolívar’s courageous effort. Bolívar’s nickname is translated in English as “The Liberator.”
Saturday’s festivities will be followed by an invocation and wreath-laying ceremony from the Office of the Mayor and Commission. This year’s ceremony will honor the country of Colombia.
Cafecito will be served.