Paraguay was first colonised by the Spanish in the 16th century. The settlement of Asunción, now the capital of Paraguay, was founded by the Spanish on Ascension Day (August 15th)
Spanish authority in Paraguay was overthrown by an uprising on May 14th and 15th 1811

This public holiday is celebrated on May 14th. The holiday lasts for two days and May 15th is the National Day of Paraguay.

Known in Spanish as ‘Día de la Independencia Nacional’, this holiday celebrates Paraguay’s independence from Spain in 1811.

The Diplomatic Informer Magazine SA wishes the Government and the people of Paraguay a Happy Independence Day

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