When the slaves received the notice, the slaves left the streets of the city and paint the white walls and the faces of the people with black varnish and dance African music.
In 1607 had a rebellion of slaves, caused panic between the authorities
The first official celebration in Pasto was in 1927.
The carnivals development is between 2 and 6 January every year.
2 of January - this day the farmers from rural districts around of Pasto.
3 of January - the mayor of the city give natives leaders the authority cane. This day the children share in the little carnivals.
4 of January - the Castañeda family comes to the city and represent the hospitality of the "pastusos".
5 of January - Is the day blacks, a traditional game practice this day, this consist in the application of black make-up in the face of anybody.
6 of January - The Pasto`s streets are full of talc, serpentines and happiness.
Nispero de Guacari
The most important song of the traditional folklore of Nariño "La Guaneña".
The song is: Guay que si ... guay que no. La Guaneña me engaño.