Battle of Boyacá Day in Colombia
Battle of Boyacá Day in Colombia is held on August 7. This event in the first decade of the month August is annual. Help us
In Colombia, August 7 is a public holiday, this is due to the fact that one of the most important patriotic dates in the country is celebrated throughout the national territory: the commemoration of the Battle of Boyacá). This event took place on August 7, 1819 at the crossing of the Teatinos River, near Tunja.
This date recalls the confrontation that occurred between the Liberation Army, led by Simón Bolívar, and the invading troops of the Spanish royalist division, whose mission was to take the territory of Santa Fe de Bogotá.
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