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Days of San Juan

The celebration of San Juan de Curiepe is an Afro-descendant celebration that takes place in the town of Curiepe, in the State of Miranda in Venezuela. In this celebration, the image of San Juan Bautista is venerated with a series of music and dance rituals that take place from midnight on June 23rd to the afternoon of June 25th each year.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Curiepe, Venezuela
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Jaime Villalta