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Black and Whites' Carnival

  • By Maryan and 1 other
  • Last Update: 2 years ago
  • Colombia

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 CastaƱeda Family, Blacks Day and Whites' Day with the Grand Parade (this being the most important day for its beauty).

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