'Greatest parade' in Pichilemu commemorates First Junta of Chile
Sunday, September 19, 2010
The Civic Parade of Pichilemu took place on Saturday morning, in Daniel Ortúzar Avenue. The event was attended by around 9,000 people. It started with an exhibition of , the Chilean national dance, by winners of communal and regional Cueca championships.
All the schools from urban Pichilemu and its rural villages participated in the parade, including La Aguada School, Colegio Preciosa Sangre, , , and others. Neighborhood councils (such as Infiernillo, presided by ), elderly clubs, sport clubs (such as Arturo Prat and Independiente), the and the also participated. The Parade music was performed by Banda Instrumental Pichilemina (Pichileminian Instrumental Band).Basic School, School, ,
The parade is part of celebrations marking two hundred years since Chile began the Independence process, that ended in 1818 after Bernardo O'Higgins proclaimed it.
"This parade shows the power that the Pichileminian people has to stand again [after the February 27 earthquake]," Pichilemu Roberto Córdova said. "It is the greatest parade in the History of Pichilemu," he added.of
The event was broadcast by the local radio stations Entre Olas, Jorge Vargas González, owner of Radio Somos Pichilemu and former Mayor of the city also attended the event, along with his wife , current .and Somos Pichilemu.
- "200 candles: Chileans celebrate country's Bicentennial" — Wikinews, September 18, 2010