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Attractions about our Independence

As every 9 July, Argentines celebrate a new anniversary of our Independence. We tell you little-known data about the date.

Casa de Tucumán

 The Historic House  in  Tucumán  witnessed the most important event for our people. Finally, after long years, on  July 9, 1816  we broke every link of domination with the Spanish monarchy. On our tour of the school, we were taught a lot about that date: who were the protagonists, the causes, the consequences and much more, but there are some  interesting facts  that are overlooked.

We made a list on those issues.

  • Most of the congressmen of 1816 were men of law or clerics, this is because they were the typical professions of the highest classes of society.
  • The first nation to recognize our  independence  was  Hawaii,  in 1818. This was because King  Kamehameha I  had signed a trade agreement with the representative of our territories,  Hipolitus Bouchard  .
  • Latedly,  Spain  admitted that we were independent only in 1863.
  • On the initiative of  Friar Justo Justo Santa María de Oro , on September 14, 1816,  the Virgin Santa Rosa of Lima was declared Patroness of the Independence of America.
  • Were they all Argentines? No, of the  29 deputies , there were three Bolivians, two Peruvians and one Uruguayan.
  • The Independence Act was written in Quechua and Spanish. Due to the great influence that native peoples had in the north, Quechua was taken into account.
  • The street on which the  Historic House is located, the place where the Congress held, was called Calle del Rey. After July 9, 1816, it was renamed  Congreso de Tucumán street, a name it retains until today. In this street there is the museum Casa Histórica.
  • The Historical House was demolished almost entirely, but was rescued and rebuilt as it looked in 1816 thanks to a photograph, unique document showing what the original façade was in those glorious days.

Publication Date: 09/07/2020

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