UNESCO recognizes two Colombian festivals as cultural heritage

Colombia Wednesday saw two of its most important festivals added to the UNESCO list of intagible cultural heritages; Popayan’s holy week and Pasto’s black and white carnaval.

The two festivities are added to the 90 other officially recognized intagible culture heritages from around the world.

Already on the list were Barranquilla’s world famous carnaval and the culture of San Basilio de Palenque, a town in the north of Colombia, famous for its afrocolombian music and dance.

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