"The Biennial is a trip to discover new worlds and also to be discovered and seduced by new movements, lenguages and imaginaries to think about dancing as a way to express our emotions" says Amparo Sinisterra de Carvajar, president of the 2nd Biennial.
This is the Pacific festival, in which the most importat thing is to highlight the gastronomy, the folk music and the traditions of this region in Valle del Cauca. It is an awesome experience for the locals and of course for the visitors who want to dive into this culture.
This is one of the most important and traditional festivals in Colombia. In which the favorite attractions are the "Salsódromo", the "Cali viejo" carnival, the antique cars parade, the "Melómanos" meeting, the "Superconcierto" a really nice musical show, between other shows ans events.
Mrs. Felisa is well-known in Obando. She has a particular story: she saw the image of the virgin that appeared on a board while the burning of a straw house in the village occurred. When the fire disappeared, everyone could see what Felisa had already seen, a shadow identical to the image of the virgin in the table she had mentioned.
For the inhabitants of Obando, this Virgin works miracles and has changed shape. The table with the image of the Virgin is on an altar next to the house of Felisa and, of course, she is the one who keeps the keys of this place. In front of this altar, mass is celebrated on Sundays every two weeks at six in the afternoon.
How to get there?
To get to Obando from the ground transportation of Cali, a bus route provided by three transportation companies Cooperativa de Occidente, Codetrans Palmira and Sultana del Valle can be taken. The trip lasts 3 hours and costs $21,500 Colombian pesos ($7.30).
The altar of the Miraculous Virgin of Obando is on the corner that joins Carrera 1 and 3rd street, four blocks from the main road that leads to the village (Carrera 5).