Zambo is the Christians way to celebrate the beginning of their lent in El Mina Tripoli, Lebanon. People celebrates by wearing tribal clothes, painting their skin in – mostly – dark colors and covering their faces with scary halloween-like masks, wandering around the tiny alleys of old Mina spreading fun and joy all around. The carnival is usually accompanied with Champagne bottle celebration at the end, followed eventually by the participants – each – throwing themselves in the freezing water of the nearby beach. Pictures courtesy of Natheer Halawani 2014