Colombia — Happy Women’s Day (Policarpa Salavarrieta : January 6 1795 – Executed November 14 1817)

“I have more than enough courage to suffer this death and a thousand more. Do not forget my example.”

Policarpa Salavarrieta — As she turned around to face the Spanish firing squad (November 14 1817)

“November 14 will be the Day of the Colombian Woman’ in honour of the anniversary of the death of  Our heroine, Policarpa Salavarrieta.”

Colombia Law 44  — November 8, 1967

November 14 2018 — Policarpa Salavarrieta, also known as “La Pola,” was a spy for the Revolutionary Forces against Spain. She was captured by Spanish Royalists and  executed for high treason on November 14 1817. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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Policarpa Salavarrieta (c. 26 January 1795 – 14 November 1817), also known as “La Pola,” was a Neogranadine seamstress who spied for the Revolutionary Forces during the Spanish Reconquista of the Viceroyalty of New Granada.

She was captured by Spanish Royalists and ultimately executed for high treason. Today, she is considered a heroine of the independence of Colombia.

On November 8, 1967, Law 44 was passed by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia and signed by President Carlos Lleras Restrepo, which declared in its 2nd Article that November 14 would be the “Day of the Colombian Woman” in honour of the anniversary of the death of “Our heroine, Policarpa Salavarrieta.”

I wish all the women of Colombia a wonderful day. Here is a song for you!

Pablo Milanes — Yolanda

REFERENCES

Policarpa Salavarrieta — Wikipedia

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Colombia — Happy Women’s Day (Policarpa Salavarrieta)

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