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1 Experience the Culture and Excitement of Colombia!!!

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3 1888: King Momo emerges as one of the main characters. 1899: The first president of the carnival is appointed. 1903: The first Battle of Flowers parade (Spanish: Batalla de las Flores) takes place. 1918: The first beauty queen of the carnival is elected. The queen is the person in charge of hosting the carnival's ceremonies. 1923: Beauty queen contests become an institution of the carnival. Until this time the contest had been suspended for 5 years. 1967: The first Great Parade takes place and takes place on the second day of the carnival, usually on Sundays. 1974: The first Guacherna takes place, the event had the purpose of rescuing lost traditions of Cumbia and drums. Guachernas are celebrated in the suburbs (barrios). 2003: The Carnival of Barranquilla was proclaimed by UNESCO as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

4 First Festival of the Flower took place on May 1, 1957 The festival takes place in the Colombian city of Medellín The festival last for five days An exposition of flowers is displayed at the Metropolitan Cathedral This is the most important social event for the city of Medellín

5 This famous celebration takes place each year in Cali, Colombia from December 25- January 1 Bullfighting is a big part of the festivities Traditional parades including a horse procession is always a highlight Tango and Salsa contest draw huge crowds everyday of the fair

6 Theme park located in Montenegro, Colombia Makes up part of Colombia’s Coffee Growers Axis Coffee processing museum located on site Train ride with folkloric music available for entertainment Panoramic Gondola lift provides exquisite view of property

7 Located on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast near Santa Marta Pristine Sandy white beaches with lush mountain landscapes 45 minute tour down a jungle path leads to the beautiful coastline Ecohab’s available which are eco-friendly cabins Great snorkeling Avoid rainy seasons: May-June and September-November

8 Medellín- Bandeja Paisa ( rice, beans, meat, and fried egg) Cali- Sancocho ( chicken soup with corn and yuca root) Bogotá- Ajiaco ( chicken soup with potato, corn, guasca- a local herb) Caribbean Coast- Coconut Rice The Llanos ( East Hills)- Barbecue meat The Rainforest- Beef, Livestock, and River fish The Tolema Region- Tamales and Lechona( roasted pig with rice and vegetables)

9 Aguapanela- Sugarloaf mixed in hot water with lime and cheese added Aguardiente- Alcoholic drink derived from sugar cane Guarpo- made from various fruits such as pineapple and grapes Champús- thick drink made from corn, pineapple, lulo, and other ingredients Chocolate- Colombian hot chocolate with cinnamon Refajo- beverage made by mixing Colombiana ( cream soda) with beer

10 Bogotá –Museo de Arte –Museo de Oro –Museo National de Colombia Bucaramanga –Museo de Arte Moderno Cartagena –Museo de Arte Moderno Medellín –Museo de Antioquia

11 Colombian music can be divided into four musical zones: The Atlantic coast, the Pacific coast, the Andean region and Los Llanos.Colombian music can be divided into four musical zones: The Atlantic coast, the Pacific coast, the Andean region and Los Llanos. The Caribbean (Atlantic) music vibrates with hot rhythms, such as the cumbia, porros and mapaléThe Caribbean (Atlantic) music vibrates with hot rhythms, such as the cumbia, porros and mapalé The music from the Pacific coast, such as the currulao, with a strong use of drums, is tinged with Spanish influence.The music from the Pacific coast, such as the currulao, with a strong use of drums, is tinged with Spanish influence. The Colombian Andean music has been strongly influenced by Spanish rhythms and instruments, and differs noticeably from the Indian music of Peru or Bolivia. Among the typical forms are the bambuco, pasillo guabina and torbellino, played with string instruments like tiple guitarra, and also with piano.The Colombian Andean music has been strongly influenced by Spanish rhythms and instruments, and differs noticeably from the Indian music of Peru or Bolivia. Among the typical forms are the bambuco, pasillo guabina and torbellino, played with string instruments like tiple guitarra, and also with piano. The music of Los Llanos, "música llanera", is usually accompanied by a harp, cuatro (a sort of four-string guitar) and maracas. It has much in common with the music of the Venezuelan Llanos.The music of Los Llanos, "música llanera", is usually accompanied by a harp, cuatro (a sort of four-string guitar) and maracas. It has much in common with the music of the Venezuelan Llanos. Apart from these traditional forms, two newer musical styles have conquered large parts of the country. These are "la salsa" which has spread throughout the Pacific coast, and the "vallenato", which emanated from La Guajira and Cesar (northern part of the Caribbean coast). The latter is based on the European accordion. Apart from these traditional forms, two newer musical styles have conquered large parts of the country. These are "la salsa" which has spread throughout the Pacific coast, and the "vallenato", which emanated from La Guajira and Cesar (northern part of the Caribbean coast). The latter is based on the European accordion.

12 Fiesta de la Leyenda- Vallenata –April 26-30, Valledupar, Colombia Jazz al Parque –September, Bogotá, Colombia Hip- Hop in the Park –October, Parque Simon Bolivar, Bogotá Rock in the Park –October, Parque Simon Bolivar, Bogotá

13 Cartagena, with its fortified, walled old town and cool breeze blowing in off the Caribbean is a UNESCO world heritage site. San Augustín, home to a large group of mysterious megalithic sculptures. The Parque Tayrona national park has 35km of unspoilt, jungle coastline and palm-fringed, white sand beaches.

14 The official currency of Colombia is the PESO. 1 PESO = 100 centavos. There are coins in the following denominations: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $200 $500 and $1000 pesos. There are paper notes in the following denominations: $2,000, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, 20,000 & 50,000 pesos. Visitors will need a passport to conduct any banking in Colombia. The automatic tellers only allow 4 numbers for your PIN (Personal Identification Number).

15 Work Cited 24 Nov Nov http://colombiafiesta.com 06 Nov http://feriacali.com 06 Nov Back to HomepageHomepage


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