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Fiestas de Inocentes, Atuntaqui, Ecuador

December 31, 2018
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The Fiesta de Inocentes is a celebration lasting days in Atuntaqui, Ecuador, generally from about the December 28th until January 5th. However, one of the largest processions of about 800 people, El Desfile de Comparsas, is held every New Year's Eve, December 31st. Participants range from "widows" (men in drag) mourning the passing of the […]

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New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2018
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Shopping for an New Year's Eve Effigy, Manta Ecuador | ©Angela Drake / Not Your Average American

New Year's Eve, All Ecuador Throughout Ecuador, New Year's Eve is celebrated with a passion unlike any other holiday. During the day, viudas (widows), actually men dressed as women, take to the streets to ask for donations. Families purchase their monigote (effigy) or make their own from old clothes stuffed with flammable items. Starting in […]

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