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National Celebration: 25 de Mayo

By Nicole Simpson on May 27, 2013

We were fortunate to be in Buenos Aires on the 25th of May, which is the anniversary of Argentine independence from Spain.  To celebrate, Argentinians go to the street of Buenos Aires. In fact, the celebrations took place less than a mile from our hotel. Many of us tried to join the celebrations, but the crowd was overwhelming. Hundreds of thousands of people were carrying signs, banging drums, singing and chanting. Many of the cheers were political – in fact, the event was organized by the national government and the president spoke to the crowd. But we got a sense of how politically people here are (they are required by law to vote), and how Argentines celebrate.


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