Carnaval de Barranquilla
Colombia: Carnaval de Barranquilla
The second biggest carnival in the world behind Rio de Janeiro's Carnival. Barranquilla's carnival has traditions that date back to the 19th century. The city's inhabitants to enjoy four days of intense festivities.
Barranquilla's Carnival includes dances like the Spanish paloteo, African congo and indigenous mico y micas. Many styles of Colombian music are also performed, most prominently cumbia, and instruments include drums and wind ensembles.
The Carnival of Barranquilla was proclaimed Cultural Masterpiece of the Nation by Colombia's National Congress on 2002.
On November 7, 2003, UNESCO declared it as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Barranquilla's Carnival slogan is: Who lives it, is who enjoys it! (Quien lo vive, es quien lo goza)