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Celebrating Heroes’ Day in Paraguay

by Benjamin Kerns

Feb 7, 2020

Asuncion, Paraguay © Donyanedomam | Dreamstime

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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.

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