Wed March 29, 2017

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Independence Day

In Paraguay Independence day is always on May 14th each year and celebrates their independence from Spain on May 14th 1811.

Celebration\ Observance

People celebrate this day by attending parades, dances, carnivals, outside get togethers, and military displays with much patriotism and pride about their countries independence. This independence day holiday is a national holiday with most business and government offices closed.

History

Jose Gaspar Rodriquez de Francia held a bloodless revolution against the Spanish Empire resulting in Paraguay's independence on May 14 and 15 1811. The Napoleonic Wars had weakened the Spanish Empire to the point in which it could no longer put down independence movements in its colonies.