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Bolivia Flag Raising
August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Office of Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs are proud to recognize the Consulate General of Bolivia, Centro de Residentes Bolivianos en New Jersey and the Bolivian community as we celebrate the 197th Anniversary of the Republic of Bolivia during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, August 5, 2022.
The Centro de Residentes Bolivianos en New Jersey (CRBNJ) has served since 2003 as a non-profit organization which aims to enhance the Bolivian community in the state of NJ as well as promote Bolivian culture and heritage. Each year, the Bolivian community joins together to commemorate Bolivian Independence at the widely successful Annual Bolivian Parade with the support of the City of Jersey City prior to corona virus pandemic.
Bolivia is named after the independence fighter, Simon Bolivar who broke away from Spanish rule and declared the independence of the Republic of Bolivia on August 6, 1825. Simon Bolivar, Andres De Santa Cruz, and other Bolivian patriots, laid the foundation for Bolivia’s great and prosperous future.
The City of Jersey City and the Bolivian community will proudly fly the flags of the United States and Republic of Bolivia high above City Hall in recognition of the cherished cultural and ethnic diversity of our community. It is also a reaffirmation of the long friendship built on common values and an abiding love for freedom. The Bolivian-Americans continue to thrive and rise to levels of prominence and respect. Their contributions in social, economic, educational and cultural fields have made significant impacts here in Jersey City and across the United States.
Pictured Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City is the members of the Centro De Residentes Bolivianos In New Jersey
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