Great Things about Ecuador

By: Jacobo, Paco, Carlota

Places To Visit

• Beaches

• Rainforests

• Old town Quito

• Street markets

• ruins


Souvenirs/Handicrafts

  • Ecuador’s "Panama hats" industry is in Cuenca.
  • They are made of paja toquillo, the leaves of a coastal plant.
  • Artisans make pottery with traditional techniques.
  • Panpipes is used in music group.

Common Foods

• Corn is a main ingredient in many things in Ecuador, they eat it whole, in bread, and added to other dishes.

• Cuy is roasted guinea pig and it’s a common dish that is eaten and parties and restaurants.

• Colada Morada is a thick, hot, sweet liquid with fruit and spices in it and is usually served at all souls day celebrations

• Cacao fruit has a sweet whit pulp that can be eaten and almond like seeds that can be made into chocolate.

• Yuca root is grated up and put into banana leaves and mixed with water and sugar to make a common tortilla like dish.


Sports and Other Common Events

  • Football (soccer) is the national sport of Ecuador.
  • Other sports in Ecuador are basketball, volleyball, picnics in the countryside, excursions on the beach, and socializing with family and friends.
  • Beauty contests are held frequently.
  • Cockfights are popular and bullfights are occasionally held in the highlands.
  • Pelota de mano is usually played by men which involves hitting a small, hard ball back and forth with a bare fist or a gloved fist.
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Holidays and Celebrations

• National holidays in Ecuador are; new years day, good Friday, labor day (may 11), battle of pinchincha (may 24), all souls day, Christmas, easter, and inita Rayma.

Other Interesting Things About Ecuador

  • Giant Worms
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Citations

  • Corn. 2006. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2012.
  • Roasted Guinea Pig. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2012.
  • Colada Morada. 2005. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2012.
  • Cacao Fruit. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2012.
  • Banana Leaves. 2006. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2012.
  • "Ecuador." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2012.
  • Hat Workshop. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2012.
  • Artisans are known for its ceramics traditions. The make black-burnished ceramics, incorporating contemporary designs with traditional techniques.
  • Ceramics Artisan. 2005. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2012.
  • They create zampona(panpipe) with new bamboo panpipes. They use them for performaces and music groups.
  • Making a Panpipe. 2005. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 31 Oct 2012.
  • "Chile v Ecuador Highlights World Cup 2010 Qualifiers Live Score, Results." Clbuzz. N.p., 13 2009. Web. 6 Nov 2012. <clbuzz.com>.
  • Giant Worm. 2005. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 6 Nov 2012.
  • Aruchico. 2006. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 6 Nov 2012
  • Diabluma. 2006. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 6 Nov 2012.