The Barranquilla Carnival in Colombia can be digital and beneath a curfew – Police, native, nationwide information

The Barranquilla carnival in Colombia, the second most vital in Latin America after Rio de Janeiro, can be digital and the Caribbean metropolis can be beneath a curfew because of the pandemic, the native mayor reported this Friday.

From Saturday February 13 at 6:00 p.m. to Monday 15 at 5 a.m. there can be a restriction on mobility within the metropolis and you’ll solely exit to satisfy important wants reminiscent of shopping for meals or medication. As well as, the sale and consumption of liquor can be prohibited on these dates.

“We can not decrease our guard, as a result of this battle just isn’t over but. This isn’t the time for events. Let’s take the time to handle ourselves, in order that life prevails, ”Barranquilla Mayor Jaime Pumarejo wrote on Twitter.

Declared a World Heritage Website by UNESCO in 2003, carnival historically begins on the Saturday earlier than the Catholic celebration of Ash Wednesday, the primary day of Lent.

Within the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, this 2021 the town organizes occasions with out public and transmitted over the web from January 23 to February 14.

Parades, comparsas and concert events that used to undergo the streets of the capital of the division of Atlántico this time can solely be seen on digital platforms.

Colombia detected the primary case of coronavirus on March 6, 2020, a month after the carnival that that yr gathered greater than 2 million spectators and moved nearly 114 million {dollars}.

With out having the scale of the Rio de Janeiro carnival, the Barranquilla pageant is crucial in Colombia and has existed because the finish of the nineteenth century.

With a well-liked roots, the celebration is characterised by music and costumes, particularly animals that come from the mythology of peasants and fishermen from the valleys of the Magdalena River.

With 50 million inhabitants, Colombia is the second nation with probably the most instances of covid-19 (2,100,000) in Latin America and the third with the best variety of deaths (55,400).


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