Bicentennial of the Revolution

first_img Argentina commemorates the 200th anniversary of its Revolution on May 25. The nation broke colonial ties with Spain in 1810. At that time, Argentines set up an autonomous local government called the Primera Junta (First Board), composed of intellectuals and military leaders. The country declared its independence on July 9, 1816. The first constitution was adopted in 1853. The bicentennial is celebrated nationwide throughout the year. The festivities include patriotic ceremonies, conferences, sports and technology events, and the inauguration of bicentennial cultural centers. Details of the program are available at www.bicentenario.gov.ar. By Dialogo January 01, 2010last_img read more