|Source: La Hora|
Another "must" in New Year's Eve is for every family to have a viejo. A viejo is a kind of scarecrow made out of old clothes, filled with paper. This scarecrow represents the year that is passing, and it usually has a mask with the face of a politician or of a known charachter which was famous along the year. At 00:00, the viejos are burned on the street in order to forget the bad and in name of good fortune for the next year.
Finally, some other traditions are worth mentioning. For instance, running with a wheeled suitcase around the block could mean that you will go on a trip next year, or wearing yellow underpants in the night of the 31st will bring money to you.
And what about you? How did you celebrate New Year's Eve?
We wish you all a Happy New Year from Ecuador!