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Colorful paper lanterns, depicting religious motives, are seen in an artist's workshop before the annual Festival of Candles and Lanterns in Quimbaya, Colombia, 8 December 2013. A vibrant event, celebrated since 1982 and attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year, is held in honor of the Virgin Mary, on the day of the Catholic Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Each street and neighborhood in the town compete in the contest to create the most spectacular lighting arrangement of their place, employing creatively elaborated lantern designs, which range from religious themes, to symbols of the coffee region or the environmental and wild nature motives. All the streets in Quimbaya center close for one night and some 40,000 lanterns are being lightened up at the festive night.
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Colorful paper lanterns, depicting religious motives, are seen in an artist's workshop before the annual Festival of Candles and Lanterns in Quimbaya, Colombia, 8 December 2013. A vibrant event, celebrated since 1982 and attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year, is held in honor of the Virgin Mary, on the day of the Catholic Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Each street and neighborhood in the town compete in the contest to create the most spectacular lighting arrangement of...
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