"New Year's Eve?? Just set your dummies on fire!!!" Ecuador Local Custom Tip by SexyRedLips

Ecuador Local Customs: 56 reviews and 78 photos

On new Years, one of the popular traditions in Ecuador is the traditional "Quema del Ano Viejo" which means Burning of the Old Year. Many people start to design and create these dummies (Anos Viejos) late november, which are made from paper or wood and filled with a lot of fireworks and explosives. The imagination go beyond the limits at the time to create these dummies; You can find everything from goverment people to the most popular cartoons and sport personalities. This is considered an art and as you see in the pictures, people make a living of this. At midnight neighbors, family and friends get together to say farewell to the old year by burning them on the streets.

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  • Updated Jan 15, 2006
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