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CENTRAL FALLS â€” For Luis Munoz of Cumberland, Sunday was a special day for Colombians that should also be celebrated with members of the Colombian-American community.
â€śWe are going to celebrate our independence day,â€ť Munoz said as he and his wife, Andriana, and their daughter, Ashley, headed into the Colombian American Cultural Festival at the Higgins Avenue Recreational Complex on Sunday.
â€śToday is Colombiaâ€™s 204th Independence Day,â€ť he said.
A crowd of nearly 2,000 had filled the complex for the dayâ€™s celebration after following a parade of floats and traditional dancers down a parade route from Dexter Street. The celebration at the complex included a stage where the Colombian band Aires Del Folklor could be heard playing, and an assortment of food and craft booths where participants could savor a traditional Colombian dish or buy a Colombian-made hat to ward off the sun.
Full story appears on page A1 of Monday's Times and Monday's Call.