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Fiesta Colombiana

By JOL Admin | 27 July 2011

On Saturday 23rd July the Colombian community of Brisbane gathered at Kangaroo Point in the grounds of the historic Yungaba Immigration Depot to celebrate their food and culture. Colombian Independence Day occurs on 20 July every year making the week leading up to Saturday's celebration a very important one for Colombians around the world.

Colombian food stall

Traditional dancing.

In the beautiful sunshine there was an assortment of delicious cuisine to be sampled by the crowd and cultural displays of latin music and dance from the various regions of Colombia.

The census of 2006 recorded 5710 Colombian born people in Australia with 1040 living in Queensland.

Simon Farley

Manager, Client Services - John Oxley Library


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