Quinamayó celebrates Christmas every February 16 for more than 150 years. This town in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, has a slave past, in which Afros had to attend their masters in December and could not organize their own parties.
It is then that they decided to perform the festivities when it gets completed 45 days of the diet that the Virgin Mary kept after childbirth.
Currently, Christmas is celebrated with inhabitants disguised as characters from the Bible, but also wearing traditional Colombian Pacific costumes, actions that are accompanied with music and dance from Quinamayó.
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