New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

Keep calm and no dar papaya

"Dar papaya" literally "to give papaya", is a Colombian saying meaning "don’t put yourself in a position where people can easily take advantage of you".
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

Don’t stop the party!

You will think that because we passed December 31th the party is over. No way! We still have a lot to celebrate. In January and February we have three major festivals we love! First, from December 28 to January 7, the Blacks and Whites'…
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

Barranquilla’s Carnival: The biggest carnival in the world

The Barranquilla's Carnival, one of the biggest carnivals in the world, has traditions that date back to the 19th century. It was declared by UNESCO as a World Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003. During 4…
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

5 Vallenatos to keep the party going

We asked our students what was the best song to party to and what had they learned about Colombia or the Spanish language, and because we recently talked about Colombian music style "Vallenatos" and its modern fusion with pop and rock, we narrowed…
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

Blacks and Whites’ Carnival in Colombia

Proclaimed in 2009 by UNESCO as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the Blacks and Whites' Carnival, "Carnaval de Negros y Blancos", is the largest and most important celebration in southern Colombia.
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

Colombian Vallenato, a music style you are going to love

From Colombia's Caribbean region comes the "Vallenato", a traditional music style that is enjoyed in almost every part of the country and played in almost every celebration.
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

Happy New Year From Learn More Than Spanish

When we raise our glasses and drink in honor of a person we also wish them health! That is why we say "Salud!" which means, health. This New Year’s Eve we raise our glasses to you and wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!! Salud! Learn…
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

These are some of our traditions. What do you think? What are yours? Lucky Underwear. A fresh pair of yellow underwear will bring you happiness and prosperity in the New Year Eat twelve green grapes as the clock strikes 12, make a wish…
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

Do you have what It takes to hear a Colombian Gaita?

These ancient flutes from the northern coast of Colombia will make you fall in love with this region and the “gaiteros” stories.
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Colombia

Colombia, a Megadiverse Country

What is a Megadiversity Country? In general, is a term used to refer to the world’s top biodiversity-rich countries in the world. Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, United States, Madagascar, Indonesia, Philippines and Australia are some…