Paraguay celebrates National Heroes’ Day every year on March 1. The annual event commemorates the end of the Paraguayan War and honors the men who died fighting for their country. It also serves as a tribute to Marshal Francisco Solano López, who famously shouted “I die with my country!” as he led his soldiers into battle.
The holiday falls on the anniversary of Lopez’s death and serves as a celebration of his life and bravery. The former president was killed in the Battle of Cerro Corá, the last in the War of the Triple Alliance. The day is similar to our own Veterans Day and sees many different celebrations around the country. They often feature parades, festivals and moments of silence to commemorate those that have been lost.
As often with holidays, much of the celebration revolves around enormous feasts that bring together families and residents of each town. The atmosphere is often jovial, with citizens showing a great sense of pride in Paraguay. There’s live music, games and more all over the country. The largest celebrations take place in the capital of Asuncion. Here you’ll find an annual parade and concerts, and it’s welcoming to tourists from all over.
National Heroes’ Day in Paraguay is one of the greatest opportunities to learn about the rich history of the country and celebrate the culture with family and friends.
This spring/summer, Music City welcomes The Printing House, a new hotel celebrating the city’s rich legacy as a hub for creativity. Located at the intersection of Third Avenue and Peabody Street, The Printing House pays homage to the printing press’s influence in and dispersion of music in Nashville’s legacy, from printed sheet music to concert posters to songbooks.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
If you think you’ve been to the must-see destinations in Japan, but your explorations haven’t really taken you past the major travel hubs, consider Setouchi. Or maybe you’ve never visited Japan before, but want somewhere off the beaten path, Setouchi fits the bill. A small region in the southern half of the country, the destination offers plenty to see and do, regardless of its size.
Chautauqua Institution is a unique destination in western New York, which, every summer, hosts thousands of visitors who flock to the expansive grounds to attend a variety of programming all designed with “self and community betterment” in mind. Chautauqua Institution is nothing new; it was founded in the 1870s to provide wealthy Americans a more constructive and educational way to use their leisure time, and, this year, it’s celebrating its 150th anniversary, making it the perfect time to visit.