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Barranquilla Carnival 'is the largest and most important festival of Barranquilla, the most festive and colorful Colombia, besides being one of the most recognized in the world. More than a millionand half people, visitors and Barranquilla participate in the party. It takes place from Saturday through Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, usually in February and sometimes early March. Has a tradition ofover a hundred years. The carnival season begins the second Saturday of January, when public holidays begin and festivities, however, other activities directly related to the carnival happen duringmuch of the year.
The list is almost endless costume of the imagination of Barranquilla for Carnival. One of the most representative costumes marimonda is the unique set of the wit Barranquilla,because the rest are of European or African. Was born when a Barranquilla, having no money to dress, came dressed with a bag, tie and trousers old, put upside down and, as a mask, a sack of flour whichopened three holes, to mock the rest fellow citizens. It also is said to be a mockery of corrupt state officials. The costume actually consists of trousers, long sleeve shirt, tie, sweater or vest, and amask made with a kind of cloth bag with three holes, lined with fabric tubes filled with a long nose, like a member virile, and ears like those of elephants, with colored shapes. This costume shouldalways be accompanied by a whistle, rubber, known as "pea pea", which serves to express intemperate sound waste and the joy that is disguised as marimonda. Well known is the saying Barranquilla: "Itis nothing but the disguise of marimonda the jumps you have to give." Some of the characters and costumes more traditional and representative of the Barranquilla Carnival are: [7]

Carnival QueenKing Momo
Popular Queen
Mary Moñitos
La Loca
The Doodle Dance
Litanies groups
The cumbiambas
Gay Queen
The bold Puloy
Headed gorila.El Costume
The African
El Torito...
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