Tuesday, January 4, 2011

On January 4

On this day in ...
... 2011 (today), in Colombia, revelers will take part in a parade, el Desfile de la Familia Castañeda, part of the almost weeklong Carnaval de Negros y Blancos, the year's most important festival in the southern part of the country. Colorful floats, costumes, and customs mark the event, which was designated a part of the national heritage in 2001. (photo credit) In 2009, this Carnaval earned a place on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

(Prior January 4 posts are here, here, and here.)

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