martes, 22 de marzo de 2011

Carnival history


The Carnival of Barranquilla has its remote origins in the carnival that came to America from Spain. So he has a spirit of renewal and change similar to that inspired this holiday season in Europe
The first carnival held in the city is lost in history, more than a century ago, when Barrie was a small town
. The carnival of European origin, were introduced to America by the Spanish and Portuguese. The history of Barranquilla have come to the conclusion that was made in Cartagena de Indias, in colonial times as slaves party, by that time appeared on the streets black with traditional instruments and special costumes, dancing and singing. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Barranquilla increased all sectors of its economy and exploited the geographical conditions that were beginning to put as main city in the Caribbean region. "The advantage of being at the mouth of the main waterway of Colombia, the Magdalena River, the port allows for river and sea, and its location in northern Colombia and in the area circum allows economic displacement Cartagena, Mompox, Santa Marta and the Bank, and many of its inhabitants who are coming to participate in prosperity Barranquilla "

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