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.
Series: 2009 Inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2009 sur la liste représentative
Duration: 10 minutes
Credits: Claudia Afanador H. (director), Carlos Gonz (director),
Published in: 2008