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Silleteros History Parade

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

About 430 farmers, men, women and children from various villages of Santa Elena, decked with colorful flowers 46th version Silleteros Parade. silleteros The parade will be on August 7, at two evening and morning, to facilitate travel and work with the flowers of the people of Santa Elena. All this fantasy began in 1957 when Don Arturo Arango Uribe came to invite a group of Medellin Santa silleteros Elena, to participate in a parade, which aimed to show the beauty of flowers and entertain the community, a task that they performed silently as they came down to the "Capital of Eternal Spring" to sell their flowers to the residents or adorn the altars of the churches. The meeting was attended 40 silleteros that focused on the Bolivar Park, with such good acceptance in society, a group of citizens proposed that peasants be organized to conduct a more colorful parade, which is fulfilled by the main roads of Bella Villa, thus giving birth to what we know today as Silleteros Parade. In 1958 the Parade achieves greater coverage of the media and travel, which was at that time with 100 Participants took their starting point the Teatro Pablo Tobon Uribe, moving then Avenida La Playa to cross the Junín career to reach its final destination in downtown Bolivar Park.

The saddles

For convenience, both for displacing the goods, and for those who came to buy it, the peasants were invented saddles, made ??of wood with a back and two handles that allow hanging to the shoulders, as an easier load them large amounts of flowers with less physical wear and object in colonial times had been used to transport people up the steep mountains of Antioquia. The use of the saddle is widespread and that the word was coined silletero those engaged the sale of flowers through the cobblestone streets of Medellin beginning of the twentieth century.

The Cerro Nutibara: a place where flowers spring festival

As usual during the Fair Hill is invaded by Nutibara joy and color breathing Medellin these times, where in honor of the beauty of a land and on behalf of the flowers, it is a party. A the landmarks of Medellín can not ignore the festive atmosphere in these days of August breathe in our city. That is why, as is tradition and under the name "The Mountain Flowers", the hill Nutibara becomes a converging point where hundreds of people who want to enjoy the show as a family. As already noted, within the activities carried out at Cerro Nutibara, held a craft fair, where several craftsmen display their creativity. From the usual bracelets and necklaces in different materials to figures carved in wood and glass, are part of the supply of manual workers who thus make their contribution to the festivities. People of all ages, who make up their work in this beautiful office, serve in their tents, showing at the fair that everyone wants to be involved. Similarly, those who come to the hill, they can also enjoy their events and tasting the flavors are customary in the Pueblito Paisa. The caramel apples, the "drunks" (sweet anise-filled), figs and cheese in addition to the typical dishes that are offered in both the restaurant and in the vicinity of the village, which will give a particular tone to activities performed during the Cerro flowers, as they combine the party with only one site as the Cerro Nutibara offer.

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