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Colombia celebrates colourful Black and White carnival

7 January 2018

In the southwestern Colombian city of Pasto, the annual and vibrant Black and White carnival took place yesterday. On the day of the Whites, artists put together a six-hour parade featuring colourful outfits. On the day of the Blacks, participants are encouraged to paint their faces black to commemorate the liberation of slaves. The two-day carnival has been named by UNESCO a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009.