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La Diablada de Píllaro

January 1, 2019 - January 6, 2019

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of January, repeating indefinitely

In the province of Tungurahua near the city of Ambato, the small parish of Píllaro celebrates La Diablada de Píllaro from January 1st through 6th every year. Each afternoon of the festival, locals wearing devil masks made of elaborate papier-mache parade the streets of central Píllaro.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, this event has only been widely celebrated for the last decade but has roots from Spanish Colonial times when the indigenous peoples of the region held the event to repudiate the Catholic teachings of their conquerors.

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Start:
January 1, 2019
End:
January 6, 2019
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