Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Colombian novelist, screenwriter and journalist, considered to be one of the most significant authors of the century. He was awarded in 1982 with a Nobel Prize in Literature.
Maria Eugenia Graces, is a founding member and chair of the Board of Fundacion Alvaralice, which helps Colombian families to break through poverty, and violence. The foundation supports programs in areas such as peace building, income generation healthcare and education.
Lucrecia Cardona, started a program specified in helping young generation and venerable families in Colombia, which later traveled to Australia where she works as a social worker to help immigrated Hispanic woman who have been victims of domestic violence.
Christmas starts on December the 7th by celebrating the day of the virgin of the immaculate conception. Celebrated by lighting candles illustrated outside of homes, house complexes and churches. The cities are decorated with millions of lights with a tour for every Colombian to enjoy.
Colombia has the most variety of music of South America. From folkloric dancing to salsa, merengue and vallenato. Dancing is a way of distraction and enjoy life no Mather what difficulties people have, it keeps the country happy.
siestas, are performed during lunch time, where Colombians have their main meal of the day, they eat at noon and after their lunch take a siesta, nap, till 2 o’clock when they have to start with work again.