Colombian flower festival is back in Medellin after two-year hiatus
23 August 2021 | 3:30 pm
Colombians attend the Silleteros parade in the Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parade, in which people march with flower arrangements on their backs, is part of the Festival of Flowers held every August.
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