Ecuadorian New Year Tradition

Even though I’m feeling slightly rough, I wanted to let all of you know about how cool Ecuadorian New Year traditions are.

First, you buy yourself a papier mache man (or other figurine, they seem to love burning Smurfs…) which represents all of the bad things from the previous year.

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Then you write down some of the negative things from the previous year which you hope won’t happen in the next year, and put them on the figure.

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Set the figure on fire.

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And jump over it through the flame to avoid the bad things in the next year.

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They also get quite creative with the figurines, but there was one which was by far and away my favorite ;)

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  • MD

    We had a good beginning to 2013 with the youth conference in SL where the definition of youth is 14-34! V good work being done for reconciliation here. Meeting friends for some traditional Hoppers/SL rotis tonight. Was steht jetzt auf deinem Programm? Umarmen dich lieb MD

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