Feria de la Mascarada

Cultural in Barva

In the last week of March, Barva hosts the Feria de la Mascarada, a tradition with roots in the colonial era. Participants don massive colorful masks (some weighing 20kg), and gather to dance and parade around the town square. Demons and devils are frequent subjects, but celebrities and politicians also feature (you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a 6m-tall Celia Cruz).