|Looking down Calle 10, toward Plaza Bolívar|
The Feb. 2 date is associated with the Convent of the Recoletos de San Agustin, who built the La Candelaria Church and convent located on Calle 11 between Carrera 3 and 4. Once a religious festival, for reasons I don't know of, it's now a civil one, according to La Candelaria's local mayor's office.
In commemoration, here are some scenes of daily life in La Candelaria.
|Acrobats in La Plaza del Chorro, where Bogotá was first founded.|
|Poor wait for free food outside the Loto Azul vegetarian restaurant.|
|The monthly demonstration in support of the Acuerdo Humanitario, in La Plaza Bolívar.|
|Tasting chicha in the Callejon del Embudo.|
|Rosario University historic building.|
|Offering emeralds on Ave. Jimenez.|
|Canelazo and coffee vendors head home across La Plaza Bolívar.|