Aviation Day is a public holiday that’s observed in Venezuela on the 27th of November. It’s a day that commemorates the coup attempt made in 1992 by aviation officers. That year, there were two different coup attempts in the country. The first one took place on the 4th of February and the second one took place on this date.
These coups were directed against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez. The coupe on this date was launched by members of the country’s air force and navy. State-run television stations were taken over by rebels and a call was put out over the airwaves for all citizens to rise up against the President. The coup attempt was unsuccessful, however, and it was suppressed the very same day.
Facts About Venezuela
Below are some amazing facts we’ve uncovered about Venezuela during our research for Aviation Day. We think that just about everyone should find the following facts entertaining, or at the very least, informative.
- The world’s largest rodent, the Capybara, is native to Venezuela.
- This country is home to the highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls.
- Some of the best cacao in the world is produced in Venezuela.
Observing Aviation Day In Venezuela
One of the main events of this holiday is an air show. There are also flag-raising ceremonies and the singing of the national anthem by residents. It’s a public holiday, so it’s a day off for the general public and many schools, businesses, and non-essential government offices are closed for the day. People also use the holiday to enjoy communal meals with their families. Meals that can include such dishes as Meat Tamales, Ham Bread, and Egg and Milk Soup.