On November 2 the city of Medellín will celebrate 335 years of its founding. The account @cumplemedellin was created on Twitter so that its citizens can tweet the symbolic present they want to give their city on this occasion. The invitation that has circulated on Twitter is [es]:
Y vos….¿Qué le querés regalar a Medellín?
335 años no se cumplen todos los días. Para hacerle un regalo a Medellín en su día utiliza #felizcumplemedellin
The entire initiative arose through the project Feliz cumple Medellín [es] (Happy Birthay Medellín), led by the city's Municipal government [es] but fueled by bloggers and Twitter users. The project also includes a map to locate where the gifts come from [es]. Although the month of November has not arrived, there are already a lot of users who have sent their present through Twitter.
One of the general presents is the pride of “being born here,” like Fabián Duque Montoya (@fduquemontoya) writes:
Jairo Daniel Cortés (@jairodcortes) says:
Sergio Calderón Osa (@SerchoVirtual) sends a message of hope through his Twitter account:
@cumplemedellin yo le regalo las ganas de querer hacer mucho por mi ciudad ¡linda carajo!
Others have shared photographs, like Maria Fernanda Arias (@mafeariasg):
@cumplemedellin A Medellín le regalo esta foto http://www.flickr.com/photos/mafernanda/456686100/ #felizcumplemedellin
Perla Toro (@PerlaToro) shares a more personal photograph:
The aesthetics of the city are also part of the things “to give as a gift.” Sebastián Regino (@SebastianRegino) writes:
@cumplemedellin A medellin le voy a regalar un espejo para que se mire y se de cuenta lo bonita que está!
Federico Villegas (@federicoco) makes a promise:
Le voy a regalar a Medellín en su cumple, regar más seguido las matas del balcón hasta que vuelvan a ser verdes @cumplemedellin
And finally, one of the most recent outstanding gifts is a set of photographs of Medellín by Maritza Sánchez (@ColoresMari); the Flickr slideshow is posted below. The project's Twitter account published this tweet announcing the present: