Stock Photo - The Franciscan districts representatives travel the Atrato river in colorfully adorned boats during the San Pacho festival in Quibdó, Colombia, 3 October 2019. Every year at the turn of September and October, the capital of the Pacific region of Chocó holds the celebrations in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi (locally named as San Pacho), recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Each day carnival groups, wearing bright colorful costumes and representing each neighborhood, dance throughout the city, supported by brass bands playing live music. The festival culminates in a traditional boat ride on the Atrato River, followed by massive religious processions, which accent the pillars of Afro-Colombianâ. . s identity â. “ the Catholic devotion grown from African roots.

Stock Photo: The Franciscan districts representatives travel the Atrato river in colorfully adorned boats during the San Pacho festival in Quibdó, Colombia, 3 October 2019.

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