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.
San Juan de Pasto,
Series: 2009 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Authors and personalities: Claudia Afanador Hernandez, director ; Carlos Gonz, director. Bernardo Javier Tobar, participant ; Alejandra Zuniga, participant ; Carlos Gonzales Hidalgo, participant ; Juan Sebastian Zuniga, participant.
Production: Universidad de Narino, producer ; Alcadia de Pasto, Colombia, producer ; Colombia. Ministerio de Cultura, producer.
Rights: Universidad de Narino; Alcadia de Pasto, Colombia; Colombia. Ministerio de Cultura
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