Cartagena celebrates 200 years of independence

posted by Natalie Dalton

Colombia’s gorgeous coastal city of Cartagena celebrates 200 years of independence with fun events all week leading up to the grand finale on the city’s independence day, November 11. The  Full Article »


NYC Colombian Indepence Day festival canceled for 1st time in 26 years

posted by Matt Snyder

  This year’s New York City Colombian Independence Day festival has been cancelled due to a lack of funds, after key sponsors decided not to sponsor the event. The Colombian  Full Article »


Barranquilla releases promotional Carnaval calendar

posted by Marguerite Cawley

Barranquilla released its first ever calendar to promote Carnaval, the Colombian Caribbean coastal city’s biggest annual celebration, newspaper El Heraldo reported Tuesday. The Barranquilla Carnaval Foundation created the calendar with  Full Article »


Medellin receives 30,000 gifts for the city’s birthday

posted by Teresa Welsh

Medellin is turning 335 and has received 30,000 gifts from loving citizens. The capital city of the department of Antioquia will celebrate its birthday on November 2, and on a  Full Article »


Colombia’s bicentennial celebrations close with a bang

posted by Kirsten Begg

Colombia’s celebrations for its bicentennial of independence ended with a bang, as 30,000 people gathered in the nation’s capital to watch a spectacle of song and dance, and enjoy the  Full Article »


Monteria begins festival of local culture

posted by Camilla Pease-Watkin

A party atmosphere is taking over the northern Colombian city of Monteria this week, with the opening of the 35th Reinado Popular y Cultural de la Ganaderia – a festival  Full Article »


31 burned by fireworks in December

posted by Kirsten Begg

31 Colombians were burned by fireworks in the first four days of December, including 21 minors, the national police announced Friday. Director of civilian security General Orlando Paez Baron said  Full Article »