Columbia-Themed Date


Well, here I am catching up on writing about dates that happened several months ago. This post’s date was from back in February when we celebrated the Carnaval de Barranquilla, a Columbian festival. The carnival is a very important festival in Columbia and is one of the biggest in the world. During the days of the celebration, the streets are full of activity, parades, and dancing including the cumbia and the garabato dances. So we rolled all of this up into one fun at-home Columbia-themed date!

Here are some ideas for creating your own at-home Columbia-themed date:

  • Dress in something “Columbian.” We have no idea what that would be, and we know this is totally inaccurate (and probably offensive- sorry!), but we always gravitate toward dressing like gangsters or drug lords. So here we are…


  • Watch a commentary on the Carnaval de Barranquilla.
  • Learn to dance the cumbia and the garabato.

  • Eat some Columbian dishes such as papas chorreadas, sudado de pollo, bananos calados, or Columbian breaded pork.



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