Thus, Chile's 201st Independence was celebrated in Concepción Society


On Tuesday night, Concepción celebrated the 201th anniversary of England in Sail with two pyrotechnic exhibitions at the same time.

The fireworks, which began around 22:40 hours, can be seen in several communities of Gran Concepción, since they were launched from Laguna Redonda and Laguna Lo Galindo.

According to figures from the Municipality of Concepción, there were about 70 thousand people attending the two events, and who could enjoy 20 hours of fireworks.

The activity, which was broadcast with the Channel 9 local television station, also featured animation and live music.

You can see part of the party below:

Independence in Concepción?

Why does Concepción celebrate Chile's independence on January 1?

The Penquista and Talca town are the ones who are arguing about where our Independence Act was signed. Indeed, the Maule capital has a festival called "La Fiesta de la Independencia".

In an earlier note from BioBioChile we tell you that documents from the National Library have been published; shows that the revival was carried out on January 1, 201 years ago, Concepción.

This is reinforced by the document signed before the public notice of Lima, Mr Baltazar Núñez del Pardo, on October 17, 1842, a few days before his death, where the Director of Higher Bernardine O & # 39 ; Higgins says with his own hand "The first day of January 1818, as a national devolution organ, I independently sent to Chile's independence in the city of Concepción."

Later on, what happened in Talca on 12 February 1818, the date of the Battle of Chacabuco anniversary, which was known as the "act of" high voice announcement so that it famous to everyone. "

Lastly, he was the only day he was; In a solemn way, Chile's independence was named in every town and city of the country.

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