At the foothill of the snow-covered peaks of Sierra Nevada, within the Kankuamo Indians territory, a colorful celebration of the Christian feast of Co
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Dimensions:5216 x 3472 px | 44.2 x 29.4 cm | 17.4 x 11.6 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:31 May 2018
Location:Atanquez, Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia
At the foothill of the snow-covered peaks of Sierra Nevada, within the Kankuamo Indians territory, a colorful celebration of the Christian feast of Corpus Christi is held every year. It us a Christian religious event that normally coincides with the summer solstice. Pagan Demon characters, Indian sacred places and other Pre-Columbian features are incorporated. The ritual represents an allegorical fight between the God and the Devil.“The Dance of the Devils” is an ancient tradition kept for centuries in few communities on the Colombia's Caribbean coast. Pictured: Cucambas are bird characters wearing coats made of palm leaves that may weigh up to 30 kilograms. They are a representation of God and they use maracas (shakers) to warn against the Devil.