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Black and Whites' Carnival 2014

Monday 06 January to Saturday 11 January 2014
Colombia

Published: 22 Dec 2011 | By Maryan and 1 other | Last updated: 27 Nov 2013
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Black and Whites' Carnival 2014 -

Blacks and Whites' Carnival is the largest and most important celebration in southern Colombia, its geographical indication belongs to the city of Pasto.


It's celebrated from 2 to 7 January of each year and attracts a considerable number of Colombian and foreign tourists. People wear different types of costumes and masks and paint their faces using black cosmetics or white powder.


The carnival has two stages: pre-carnival with Fool's Day and New Year's Eve Puppets (parade and burning); and the carnival itself with four celebration days: Colonies Day, Carnavalito (Children's Carnival), the Arrival of the Castañeda Family, Blacks Day and Whites' Day with the Grand Parade (this being the most important day for its beauty).

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Created by Maryan
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Last modified by system
on Wed 27 Nov 2013

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Location: Colombia
Future locations: Location is always the same
Start: Monday 6 January 2014
End: Saturday 11 January 2014
Duration: 6 days
Repeats: Every first Monday of January
Planning: to be confirmed
Ended: 194 days ago
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