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Carnaval de Negros y Blancos. ©UNESCO 2008
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Carnaval de Negros y Blancos

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Summary/Historical Context

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Customs and traditions
San Juan de Pasto
Latin America and the Caribbean

Arising out of native Andean and Hispanic traditions, the Carnaval de negros y blancos (Black and White Carnival) in San Juan de Pasto in south-western Colombia is a great celebration lasting from 28 December to 6 January each year.
The celebrations begin on the 28th with the Carnival of Water, the throwing of water in homes and on the streets to initiate a festive mood.

on this subject: Nomination file - Dossier de candidature

Place/country: Colombia,
Series: 2009 Inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2009 sur la liste représentative
Type: Documentary
Credits: Claudia Afanador H. (director), Carlos Gonz (director),
Published in: 2008

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