TOPICS Online Magazine

International Traditions
and Crafts

It's International

Home Page

Devils of Yare — Los Diablos de Yare

A Venezuelan Festival

Devils of Yare mask
Photos: Sandy Peters
This Venezuelan festival is called the Devils of Yare, and it is famous for its music that uses only drums.

Evelyn
The Devils of Yare is known for its traditional dance and red clothing, multicolor masks, and colorful jewelry.

 

Evelyn Infante from Venezuela

In Venezuela, we have many festivals in various places several times a year.

One party is called the Devils of Yare, and it is famous for its music that uses only drums, its traditional dance and red clothing, multicolor masks, and colorful jewelry.

This festival is also famous for beautiful costumes and dancing in the street. It lasts for four days in February and is celebrated in a small town called Yare, which is approximately two hours from the capital Caracas.

It was orginated by black people, but today it's celebrated by people of all races. It is also popular with tourists who come from all over Venezuela and from different countries.

 
Return to:
Traditions, Celebrations, and Crafts
It's International | Home Page 



TOPICS Online Magazine ©1997-2009 - Sandy and Thomas Peters
topics.mag@gmail.com