Happy Birthday, Argentina!

albi celeste by globevisions, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic License by  globevisions

Argentina is turning 200 today and there are celebrations all over the country. Visit the official site for the bicentenario, where you can vote for the main symbols of Argentina, what defines the Argentinian. Interesting to see which symbols they have selected, and there are quite a few tango related, including the tango itself. From my experience the notion of the homeland (patria) is rather strong in Argentina so I guess this will be a great party!

Apparently they are finally reopening the opera house, El Teatro Colón, one of the world’s best opera houses that has been closed for several years in a controversial renovation project. Yet another reason to return…

Feliz cumple, Argentina!

I think I may have to celebrate with mate and dulce de leche this afternoon :-)

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