Carnival of Riosucio : News Photo

Carnival of Riosucio

RIOSUCIO, COLOMBIA - JANUARY 05: Days before starting the carnival members of the Cali crew prepare a 'fritanga', with pork and fried plantains, on 05 January, 2011 in Riosucio, Colombia. Riosucio Carnival is one of the most colorful festivals of Colombia and attracts a considerable number of national and international visitors. It was first held in 1847 after the union of two neighboring villages, Quiebralombo and La Montaña. Its origins come from a mixture of Spanish and African cultures. This unusual carnival is celebrated every two years on January 06 with direct allusion to the day of the Magi. The Feast of the Devil, as people call it, has a mystical and spiritual background too deep for the locals. The carnival has a defined structure divided into 5 parts: 'Decrees' which are made several months before the carnival, the 'Treat', notice board with carnival´s details, made a few days before its start, the 'Entrance of the Devil' central symbol of the celebration on Saturday night, the 'Crews' or extras and finally the 'Testament' farewell by which people renounce the demonic power of the drink and accept the reign of the Devil. (Photo by Jerónimo Rivero/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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RIOSUCIO, COLOMBIA - JANUARY 05: Days before starting the carnival members of the Cali crew prepare a 'fritanga', with pork and fried plantains, on 05 January, 2011 in Riosucio, Colombia. Riosucio Carnival is one of the most colorful festivals of Colombia and attracts a considerable number of national and international visitors. It was first held in 1847 after the union of two neighboring villages, Quiebralombo and La Montaña. Its origins come from a mixture of Spanish and African cultures. This unusual carnival is celebrated every two years on January 06 with direct allusion to the day of the Magi. The Feast of the Devil, as people call it, has a mystical and spiritual background too deep for the locals. The carnival has a defined structure divided into 5 parts: 'Decrees' which are made several months before the carnival, the 'Treat', notice board with carnival´s details, made a few days before its start, the 'Entrance of the Devil' central symbol of the celebration on Saturday night, the 'Crews' or extras and finally the 'Testament' farewell by which people renounce the demonic power of the drink and accept the reign of the Devil. (Photo by Jerónimo Rivero/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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Days before starting the carnival members of the Cali crew prepare a... News Photo 141338038Arts Culture and Entertainment,Cali,Carnival,Celebration,Cityscape,Colombia,Crew,Day,Devil,Fried,Holiday,Horizontal,Mask,People,Plantain,Pork,Preparation,StartPhotographer Collection: LatinContent Editorial 2012 Jerónimo RiveroRIOSUCIO, COLOMBIA - JANUARY 05: Days before starting the carnival members of the Cali crew prepare a 'fritanga', with pork and fried plantains, on 05 January, 2011 in Riosucio, Colombia. Riosucio Carnival is one of the most colorful festivals of Colombia and attracts a considerable number of national and international visitors. It was first held in 1847 after the union of two neighboring villages, Quiebralombo and La Montaña. Its origins come from a mixture of Spanish and African cultures. This unusual carnival is celebrated every two years on January 06 with direct allusion to the day of the Magi. The Feast of the Devil, as people call it, has a mystical and spiritual background too deep for the locals. The carnival has a defined structure divided into 5 parts: 'Decrees' which are made several months before the carnival, the 'Treat', notice board with carnival´s details, made a few days before its start, the 'Entrance of the Devil' central symbol of the celebration on Saturday night, the 'Crews' or extras and finally the 'Testament' farewell by which people renounce the demonic power of the drink and accept the reign of the Devil. (Photo by Jerónimo Rivero/LatinContent/Getty Images)