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Manizales 2 January - 7 January

Carnival of the Devil in Riosucio

A celebration of peace

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Carnival of the Devil in Riosucio

 

The Carnival of the Devil is held biannually, starting on the first Friday of January and lasting five days. The protagonist is the Devil, who serves as the guarantor of peace between two villages. Real de Mines in Quiebralomo and Nuestra Señora de La Montaña were enemies during the colonial period, but ceased fighting and shared their territory after two Catholic priests threatened them with eternal damnation.