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Carnival color on display in Colombian city

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By ITN News Editor January 7, 2019 14:14

Carnival color on display in Colombian city

The annual and vibrant Black and White carnival, which has its origins in a mix of Andean, Amazonian and Pacific cultural expressions, took place on Sunday (January 06) in the south-western Colombian city of Pasto.During the two-day carnival, which UNESCO named a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009, participants dress in black and white as well as in colours to symbolise unity and equality while celebrating ethnic and cultural diversity.One reveler, Franklin Melo, said that the carnival was a tribute to people of African descent who brought “their customs, their religion, and their music to America.”Local residents and visitors were treated to a spectacle of elaborate costumes and floats parading down the city’s streets.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 7, 2019 14:14

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