(CNN Spanish) — On July 20, Independence Day is celebrated in Colombia and after two years of absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional military parade will return to the streets and skies of Colombia.
In 2022 it will be 212 years since the Independence of Colombia and for this reason the Public Force —Air Force, Army, Navy and the National Police— will carry out a military parade through the streets of Bogotá, the Colombian capital.
11,600 members of the public force will participate in this parade, according to the Ministry of Defense.
This year the military parade will be held in the north of Bogotá, unlike previous years when it was held in the west of the capital, on Avenida 68, due to the Metro works.
Delegations from the Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as from the National Police and the Public Force, will tour the Boyacá Avenue from Calle 152 and 127. It will be a public event that citizens can attend, as is tradition.
The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
During the event, a review will be held that will show the capabilities of the armed forces such as “their different weapons, cavalry, infantry, combined arms, engineering, logistics, and humanitarian demining,” said General Adolfo Hernández Ruiz, head of the Joint Department of Operations of the Colombian Navy, to Institutional Channel of Colombia.
The air magazine, the sample of “the capabilities of the Army in its different weapons, the cavalry, the infantry, in combined arms, the capabilities of engineers, logistics, and in humanitarian demining.”
There will be road closures for parade rehearsals this Saturday, July 16 and Monday, July 18, between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., the Army reported.
The Secretariat of Mobility of Bogotá authorized the closure of roads in the Colombian capital between Calle 170 and 116, in the North-South direction, from 5:00 am to 3 pm The north road of Calle 127 between Av. Go up and av. Boyaca. And for the residents of the sector, there will be passage and controlled access of the residents surrounding the area.
Also, the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá informed that between Saturday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 19, the lane of the western road in the north-south direction of Av. Boyacá between calle 152B and calle 129 to set up the parade.
Meanwhile in Cali, the public force will make a parade in the Plazoleta Jairo Varela to av. 6 north with 34th street north from 9:30am.
How to see the parade?
The July 20 parade is usually broadcast on public channels throughout the country, especially on the Institutional Channel and on the social networks of the public channel.
The parade will also be broadcast through the social networks of the Public Force (Army, Navy, Air Force, National Police) and on the website and social networks of the Ministry of Defense.