The Zambo carnival is a yearly tradition that Christians in Tripoli Mina celebrate before the beginning of the lent. They wear tribal clothes, paint their skins in dark colors and put on scary masks while wandering around the alleys of the Old Mina. It’s a fun event that Tripoli residents from all religions take part in. Zambo has been held for almost a century now.

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At the end of the carnival, the participants jump in the water of a nearby beach.

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