"Battle of Flowers" full of music and joy opened Barranquilla Carnival
Eighteen floats decorated allegorical motif of Caribbean culture today officially opened the 2012 Carnival of Barranquilla in northern Colombia. "The Battle of Flowers", the first Mardi Gras parade, full of music and revelry the famous "cumbiodromo" which runs the traditional Via 40 in the industrial sector of Barranquilla, the capital of the Atlantic.
These parties were declared in 2003 "Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by United Nations Fund for Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco). "The Carnival of Barranquilla is the essence of Barranquilla is our reason to exist," he told Efe the mayor of the city, Nogura Elsa, as she danced and enjoyed one of the boxes ready for the public.
For his part, Senator Armando Benedetti explained to Efe that "nowhere in Latin America is really something so multicultural here, even in Rio de Janeiro, is beyond most attractive but not the same multiculturalism which has here in Ottawa."
The giant floats true works of art, more than seven feet high, were inspired by the exotic Caribbean and the traditions of this region, which brings together different cultures and foreign cultures. The decorations of the carriages stopped to see the Indian influence, Africa and Europe and became the Battle of Flowers in a vibrant area overflowing with culture. The preparation of the floats is a craft tradition that made families who have inherited the art and knowledge of previous generations, it is made.
On one of the floats paraded carnival queen, Andrea Jaramillio Char, a beautiful young woman during the tour and distributed kisses joy to the thousands of spectators. Since last January 21, Queen decree that Carnival "is a global holiday, pa'que around the world come to enjoy, from getting our friendly people, beautiful and charming and shout to Barranquilla: Barranquilla I stay" .
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