President Serdar Berdimuhamedov has sent cordial congratulations to President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and all the people of the country on the occasion of the national holiday celebrated today – the Independence Day of this country, the “Neutral Turkmenistan” newspaper reports today.
The Head of Turkmenistan, taking advantage of this pleasant opportunity, expressed sincere wishes of good health and happiness to President Nicolas Maduro, and peace, well–being and prosperity to the people of Venezuela.
The coast of Venezuela was discovered by the navigator Christopher Columbus in 1498. At the beginning of the XVI century, the Spanish conquistadors began colonizing Venezuela. Venezuela has been a Spanish colony for almost three centuries.
At the beginning of the XIX century, the struggle for the independence of the Spanish colonies in South America began. Its head was Francisco Miranda.
On April 19, 1810 a people’s uprising began in Caracas, which became the beginning of the war of independence from Spain. The power of the Spaniards was overthrown, and on July 5, 1811, at the Congress of the Congress of the Provinces of Venezuela, a Declaration of Independence was adopted, which was signed by seven of the ten provinces of Venezuela.
With the signing of the declaration, the struggle for independence of Venezuela hasn’t finished, only after the death of Francisco Miranda, it was led by Simon Bolivar. But particularly the date of declaration signing is celebrated in Venezuela as Independence Day.
This holiday is especially beloved and respected by the liberty-loving Venezuelans. A parade is being organized in Caracas, mass celebrations are taking place all over the country, music is playing everywhere, and people are dancing.