Simon Bolivar was one of the most important leaders of Spanish America's
successful struggle for independence.
His full name is Simon Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar Palacios y
Blanco. He is often referred as a hero.
He is credited with contributing decisively to the independence of the
present-day countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Bolivia.
He was born on July 24, 1783. So this day is celebrated as Simon Bolivar Day.
Simon Bolivar's political legacy has been massive and he is a very important figure
in South American political history.
This Day is an official holiday in Ecuador and Venezuela.