Simon Bolivar

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Simon Bolivar

Simón helped to free South America from Spain. He led the independence movement of six nations. The revolution against the Spaniards made him one of the most powerful figures in political history and also an important part of Hispanic heritage.

Es el vienticuatro de julio.

It is a national holiday in Venezuela and Bolivia. Children, schools and towns are named after him. Many cities have monuments in his honor.

In Columbia the students dress in the colors of the Columbians flag on the anniversary of the battle of Boyacá. Students also will reenact battle scenes to honor Simón Bolívar. Music is played in his honor. Parades and other festive events line the streets of Venezuela and Bolivia.

Simón Bolívar


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