The Carnival of Barranquilla is the 2nd largest carnival in the world. It dates back to the 19th century. As the city of Barranquilla grew, the carnival as a party also grew. Below is largely the history of the carnival show.
1888: King Momo identified as one of the main characters.
1899: The first president of the carnival begins.
1903: The first battle of flowers (Spanish: Batalla de las Flores) takes place.
1918: A first beauty queen chosen. She opened all the ceremonies.
1923: The choice of the beauty queen is an integral part of the carnival. The election was stopped for 5 years.
1967: The first major parade takes place and is on the 2nd day of the carnival (usually a Sunday).
1974: Old traditions of Cumbia and drums are being restored.
2003: The Carnival of Barranquilla is recognized by UNESCO.
The carnival itself like 4 days before ash Wednesday. Carnival of Barranquilla is multicultural, diverse and rich variety of cultural expressions. Carnival of Barranquilla is a Colombian festival exposedto the world. The festival includes mixtures of cumbias, porros, mapales, gaitas, Chandesse, puyas, fandangosy fantásticos merecumbes. These are many styles of Colombian music. Carnival of Barranquilla is unique because of its cultural diversity and because it is a festival where people of his champion. Every dance, every folk group and roles of each individual is used to show the party the best show in the world.