Happy Birthday, Argentina!

2010 May 25
by Simba
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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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  1. 2010 May 25

    You can view all the day’s events live on http://c5n.infobae.com/ or one of several other television news channels.

    Last night’s 3D show in front of the Teatro Colon was impressive. I enjoyed the performance of Swan Lake and La Boheme from my living room.

  2. 2010 May 25

    That sounds great! Unfortunately I was doing my tax returns tonight, so no time to watch 🙁

    I did have mate and dulce de lece, though 🙂

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