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Colombia Carnival

The annual and vibrant black and white carnival, which has its origins in a mix of Andean, Amazonian and pacific cultural expressions

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Colombia Carnival

The annual and vibrant black and white carnival, which has its origins in a mix of Andean, Amazonian and pacific cultural expressions, took place in the Southwestern Colombian city of Pasto.

During the two-day carnival, participants dress in colours as well as in black and white to symbolize unity and equality while celebrating ethnic and cultural diversity.

On the day of the whites, artists put together a six-hour parade featuring colorful outfits. On the day of the blacks, participants are encouraged to paint their faces black to commemorate the liberation of slaves.

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