Why is the Carnaval de Barranquilla celebrated?
The Barranquilla Carnival is one of the most important cultural and folkloric celebrations in the country. Each year, the city celebrates the most representative expressions of Barranquilla identity and the Caribbean people of Colombia.
What is the most important event of the Barranquilla Carnival?
The Battle of the Flowers
The carnival begins on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday with La Batalla de Flores (The Battle of the Flowers) which is the carnival’s most important event. It’s a six-hour show presided over by the Carnival Queen with folk dancing, fire breathers, live music and colorful floats.
What are the most important characters of the Carnaval de Barranquilla?
A Children’s King and Queen are also chosen, as well as queens for each neighborhood of Barranquilla, and even a Reina Gay. The Carnaval queen, the most important figure, is generally picked from the city’s elite class – this year’s queen was the daughter of a senator.
What is Guacherna?
La Guacherna is a nocturnal parade and is considered as the most important pre-carnival event. It takes place on the previous week Friday before the beginning of the carnival. Many folkloric groups, cumbiambas, tamboras, disguises to the light of candles and people holding color lanterns participate in it.
When was the first Carnaval de Barranquilla?
1903Barranquilla’s Carnival / First event date
How many people attend the Barranquilla Carnival?
around three million attendees
Attendance to Barranquilla’s Carnival 2019-2022 The 2022 edition of Barranquilla’s Carnival in Colombia welcomed around three million attendees. This represents a significant increase in comparison to the audience reported in the years before the COVID-19 crisis.
What do you wear to Barranquilla Carnival?
Wondering what to wear? The good news: anything goes in Barranquilla. You’ll find the most colorful, barely there, costumes, paint and everything in between.
What is Marimonda?
Definition of marimonda : a South American spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth)