Happy 2017 from the Ecuador

We definitely experienced a New Year unlike any before. The streets in our neighborhood were packed, food vendors were set up everywhere, people walking around in costumes, firecrackers going off everywhere.

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The “viudas” (widows of the old year) which I mentioned (men cross-dressing begging for money) were ever few blocks putting on a show for the onlookers.

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There was music everywhere and at one point we went back to the apartment where the kids decided to dress up as well. I walked around with 2 bottles of champaign and a bottle of sparkling juice for the kids in my purse:) We also brought along our ano viejo (the dummy) for when it struck midnight.

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When it did finally strike midnight, they took down the big el diablo head and set him on fire and everyone threw their dummies in as well.

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The sky lit up with fireworks, floating lanterns, firecrackers, and the many burning ano viejos. It was a New Years to remember.

Here is our exit, and Henry was not cool with leaving the party.

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