Guatemalan Independence Parade

When:
September 15, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
2013-09-15T12:00:00-05:00
2013-09-15T14:30:00-05:00
Where:
West Montrose Avenue & North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
311.744.5000

On September 15, 1821, the Captaincy-general of Guatemala (formed by Chiapas, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras) officially proclaimed its independence from Spain which was dissolved two years later. This region had been formally subject to New Spain throughout the colonial period, but as a practical matter was administered separately. It was not until 1825 that Guatemala created its own flag.

Guatemalan Independence Parade