carnaval de tilcara (argentina)

Photos taken during Carnival in Tilcara (northern Argentina) in 2010.­

Related series: Carnaval de Humahuaca (Argentina).

Carnival in the Andes mountains is a mix of precolombian pagan rituals and traditional Christian Carnival.­

During Carnival festivities in the Andes mountains (e.­g.­ in northern Argentina), people drink and dance to the music of marching bands in the streets, mostly in the evening and at night.­

Local traditions include throwing white talk powder, spray foam, throw serpentines and confetti's to the face of others, covering the face of friends with paint (red, blue or green water-paint), having basil leafs on their ears (basil is an edible aromatic plant).­

The destination of Carnival parades is often an Apacheta, which is a stone mount that is a shrine to Pachamama (Mother Earth).­ Then people dance around the Apacheta and cover it with offerings like coca leaves and alcool.­ Sometimes an indigenous Shaman performs an offering ceremony at the Apacheta.­

During Carnival, many young men are wearing very colorful Devil costumes covered with mirrors , with a mask hiding their face.­ Women dancing with a devil will often hold their tail.­ At the end of Carnival, the are ceremonies to bury the Devils until the next Carnival, when they are unburied again.­ Those Carnival Devils (Diablos Carnavaleros) are part of an old local pagan ritual.­

For more information about the Carnival in northern Argentina, read es.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Carnaval_­en_­Argentina (in Spanish).­

girl with blue eyes - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, talk powder, woman
graciela fernandez - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, talk powder, woman
indigenous man celebrating and drinking - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, confettis, drink, hat, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, talk powder
locals carnival partygoers covered with talk powder - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca
marching band instruments - trumpets and drums, andean carnival, carnaval, comparsa, drumsticks, los caprichosos, musical instruments, noroeste argentino, quebrada de humahuaca, tilcara
crowd partying in the street - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, parade, people, perspective, quebrada de humahuaca
vale pergamo - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, blonde, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, talk powder, valeria, woman
girl with foam on face - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, party foam, people, quebrada de humahuaca, talk powder, woman
couple sprayed by party foam - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, foam spray, man, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, splashed, woman
couple with party foam spray - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, man, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, splashed, woman
crowd celebrating carnival in the street - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, banner, comparsa, flags, los caprichosos, noroeste argentino, parade, people, quebrada de humahuaca, stairs
marching band trumpet players - comparsa los caprichosos - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, men, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, trumpets
fernet branca - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, bottle, man, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca
red and blue diablo de carnaval - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, costume, diablo carnavalero, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
red diablo de carnaval - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, costume, diablo carnavalero, folklore, hand, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
classic mercedes-benz bus (argentina), andean carnival, autobus, carnaval, classic car, front, grid, hood, local bus, maimara, mercedes benz, noroeste argentino, people, public transportation, quebrada de humahuaca, tilcara
diablos - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
diablos with flags - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, comparsa, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, los caprichosos, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
crowd dancing around the apacheta - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca
woman dancing with diablos - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, talk powder, tribal
green diablo dancing - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal, woman
woman dancing with green diablo - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
quechua indigenous guy with white talk powder - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, man, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca
vale pergamo and me - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, blonde, man, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, self portrait, selfie, talk powder, tristan savatier, woman
jimena - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, fingers, hand, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, woman
talk powder - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), alice, alicia, andean carnival, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, woman
bearded man drinking - talk powder - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, beard, confettis, drink, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws
porteño - carnival de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, carnaval, eyeglasses, eyewear, man, noroeste argentino, people, prescription glasses, quebrada de humahuaca, skatextremo, spectacles
porteña enjoying the carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, woman
porteños celebrating the carnival - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, skatextremo
porteño celebrating the carnival in tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, carnaval, man, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, sunglasses, talk powder
crazy porteños at the carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, skatextremo
6 litros bottle - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, bottle plastic, drink, drinking, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, skatextremo
vale pergamo at the carnival in tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, blonde, carnaval, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, valeria, woman
drinking at the apacheta - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, barrel, bucket, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca
apacheta - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, barrel, bucket, comparsa, flags, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca
girl with mirror sunglasses and talk powder - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, woman
quechua chica - carnaval  de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, indigenous, noroeste argentino, party foam, people, quebrada de humahuaca, talk powder, woman
indigenous quechua father and daughter at the carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, man, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, woman
diablos - comparsa "los caprichosos" - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, flags, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
indigenous woman with white talk powder and serpentine throws - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, confettis, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca
diablo holding tail - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, confettis, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
diablo with doll - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, confettis, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, puppet, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
dancing under the tails of the diablos - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, costume, dancing, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tail, tribal, woman
diablo - carnaval de tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, confettis, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
diablo de carnaval - carnival in tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, confettis, costume, diablo carnavalero, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
diablo de carnaval - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, costume, diablo carnavalero, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
diablo de carnaval dancing with woman holding tail - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, costume, diablo carnavalero, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
diablo carnavalero holding his tail - carnival - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, confettis, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
diablos carnavalero dancing - carnival - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, confettis, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
couple celebrating carnaval  - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, cintia perez, confettis, man, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, skatextremo, talk powder, woman
diablo carnavalero - carnaval - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, confettis, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
red diablo carnavalero holding tail - carnaval  - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, confettis, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
diablo carnavalero, andean carnival, careta de diablo, confettis, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tilcara, tribal
green diablo carnavalero, andean carnival, confettis, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tilcara, tribal
blue diablo carnavalero holding his tail - carnaval - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, confettis, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
diablo carnavalero - carnival (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tilcara, tribal
diablo carnavalero holding his tail - carnaval (argentina), andean carnival, careta de diablo, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tilcara, tribal
diablos carnavalero dancing - carnaval - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, confettis, costume, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, mask, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tribal
diablo carnavalero - mask and horns, andean carnival, careta de diablo, confettis, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, indigenous culture, man, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tilcara, tribal
blue diablo carnavalero, andean carnival, careta de diablo, confettis, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, serpentine throws, tilcara, tribal
carnaval - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, costume, crowd, diablo carnavalero, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, mask, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
diablo carnavalero and flags bearers - carnaval  - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, costume, diablo de carnaval, folklore, horns, indigenous culture, man, mask, mirrors, noroeste argentino, people, quebrada de humahuaca, tribal
carnaval in the street  - tilcara (argentina), andean carnival, crowd, noroeste argentino, parade, people, quebrada de humahuaca