A Lebanese man takes part in the Zambo carnival held in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday. Photo: Agence France-Presse

At mystery festival, Muslims and Christians chant ‘Zambo, Zambo’, wear wigs and body paint. But no one knows why

Marking the start of Lent for Orthodox Christians in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, Zambo is celebrated by Muslims too although its origins are unknown

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A Lebanese man takes part in the Zambo carnival held in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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