When February arrives, one of the most important carnivals in the world manages to paint with joy, color and flavor to the inhabitants and tourists who are recording the streets of the Colombian Caribbean. The Barranquilla Carnival has undoubtedly become the most important cultural expression of Colombia since the 19th century, because there it was possible to mix all kinds of local manifestations, such as music and dance. Let yourself be surprised and fall in love with this cultural manifestation.
- When is celebrated?
This carnival is celebrated for four days at the beginning of Lent that begins on Saturday before Ash Wednesday and runs until Tuesday, this year will be held between Saturday February 22nd until Tuesday February 25th.
- Traditional costumes
One of the costumes that you will surely find at the Barranquilla Carnival is the Marimonda. One of the curiosities known about this outfit emblem is that it came up in Barranquilla for a «cock sucker» who wanted to make fun of others.
- Who participate?
The Barranquilla carnival undoubtedly manages to unite the community, since in the marimondas troupe it is estimated that around 450 people from all strata and occupations are part of it. In addition, about five hundred folk groups make a presence in this artistic manifestation.
This carnival is a destination that you must visit if you are in the Colombian Caribbean in the month of February. Of course, at Almirante Cartagena Hotel we know that in addition to living the flavor and rhythm of the carnival, resting and recharging your energies, that’s why, just two hours away, we find the stone yard, a city full of freshness and tranquility rested as he has dreamed so much.