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Fair flowers: flower Medellin

By Seolncr Subscribe to RSS | May 4th 2012 | Views:

The tradition of different families silleteros passes through the village of Santa Elena, from generation to generation.

Every year men, women and children proudly carry the flowers, the emblem of the Antiochian tradition that is embodied in La Feria de las Flores. Silleteritos Silleteros and roam the streets to revive the town's history.

Medellin , Colombia . Medellin flourishes and with it the Flower Fair. Each year thousands of people gather around the holiday, the memory and values ??of all the region of Antioquia which celebrates the blossoming of the race and its customs. Of life itself. Of odors to Evergreen, a carnation, a sunflower or Orchid. As usual every year down from the village of Santa Elena hundreds of farmers lugging magnificent and colorful works: their saddles. The most beautiful demonstration of love for the land, culture and tradition of a people for whom the flowers have become part of their development. To understand the world of flowers you need love. That love you have growers, silleteros and flower lovers. Above all it requires the ability to marvel at its beauty and a look of child to talk with them and participate in their world. Agapanthus, Star of Bethlehem, astromelias ... are flowers that are no longer used in the saddle, particularly in the symbolic and commercials. In the traditional, that rule must carry over 25 types of flowers, there is still room for wild flowers and in memory of Antioquia and in the heart of silletero. As the story goes on the roads of Antioquia many silleteros used to carry on their backs people and goods before choosing flowers as the most precious cargo. In the last century the mythical figure of Mary "The Long" silletera and wandering, carrying children on their back to Rio Negro, took shape to represent the strength and drive of women of this land. Mary and her new shift system convinced many farmers in the region to carry their loads on their backs and flowers and bring them to the city quickly and safely. So since 1957 the indomitable silleteros tradition became that party and now, after 46, return to the streets of Medellin dress with blue pants, ponchos, and hats carrieles that are a legacy, a tradition.

The parade

Everything is ready to welcome you to the forty-sixth version silleteros Parade. His works, classified by the event organizers and traditional, emblematic and monumental taken all over the city and with them their makers. This time 403 men and women from the village of Santa Elena participate in the parade to be held seven August, accompanied by the cheers and applause that the attendees tend to encourage the silleteros. From small Silleteritos begin to cultivate the love for their land being suitable saddle at an early age. The tour will depart from East Avenue with Caracas street and pass by Junin and San Juan to reach the Municipal Administrative Center, where the parade will end after more than two hours of travel. In addition 30 small parade in the city show the love for tradition. In addition to the recognized traditional saddles, emblematic and monumental, there will be 51 commercial saddles represent the different companies that are present in this event and who have previously contracted with the skilled artisans of Santa Elena.

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