Festivals in Villa de Leyva

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Villa de Leyva festivals will give you the ultimate kite flying experience not found anywhere else.

Wind & Kite Festival

Come to this two-day Villa de Leyva festival if you are in Villa de Leyva in August. It is a yearly event that began in the early 70s and is a truly amazing spectacle.

Day 1

Villa de Leyva festivals on the first day, which falls on a Saturday, includes competitions like handcrafted kites, night time kite navigation, artistic kites and kid's kites. This a fun-filled day when everyone can enjoy themselves and also buy yourself a kite to take home.

Day 2

This is the day everyone looks forward to. The main town square buzzes with activity as all kinds of kite enthusiasts meet there. Competitions have various categories like: personal flights, long distant flights, huge kites, and teams competing against each other with special kite handling skills. You will have a lot of fun. Adults as well as children usually treasure this day. Be sure to carry your digital camcorder and camera to take those amazing videos and pictures.

Festival de las luces 

Villa de Leyva festivals should also include experiencing this amazing 'festival of lights.' It usually takes place during the December 'Puente' holiday season. The whole place is a wonderful decoration of lights at night. All establishments are open for you to eat, drink and be merry. The square fills up with people who light candles to create a stage where songs and dances are performed. If you are lucky enough to have accommodation in the nearby establishments, use the balcony to view the spectacular fireworks displays that are very professionally engineered.



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