Bicentennial of the Revolution
By Dialogo January 01, 2010
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.