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Los Diablos de Yare: The Devils of Yare

Evelyn Infante from Venezuela

Mask for Los Diablos de Yare - The Devils of Yare
Photo: Sandy Peters
The Devils of Yare is known for its traditional dance and red clothing, multicolor masks, and colorful jewelry.

Evelyn shows a multicolored mask of Yare.
Photo: Sandy Peters
Evelyn shows one of the masks worn at this festival.

 

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.

 

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