The Annual Black and White Carnival, which has its origins in a mix of Andean, Amazonian and pacific cultural expressions, took place 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 dressed in Black and White as well as in colors to symbolize unity and equality while celebrating ethnic and cultural diversity.

Local Residents and visitors were treated to a spectacle of elaborate costumes and floats parading down the city’s streets.