Años Viejos (monigotes) en Alborada Guayaquil, Ecuador

December 30, 2010 This is how Ecuador celebrates their New Years. Tradition is buying grapes, each person at 12:00am eats 12, one for each month, and makes a wish also. At 12, you also "burn away" the New Year. Traditionally, you stuff old pants and old shirt and put a head on it and burn that, but now they make cartoon characters and political figures to burn the old year and welcome the new. One also puts on yellow underwear for good luck!