Ecuador

Holidays and Celebrations

Fiesta de la Mama Negra

It's a mixture of indigenous, Spanish and African influences.

The holiday is meant to celebrate all cultures in the area including: Spanish, Inca, Aymara, Mayan, African, and Homosexuality

Holy Week

It's the week before Easter that includes two major events. A parade and the Bajada del Angel.

Bajada del Angel (Descent of the Angel)

Ceremony that represents a angel appearing to Mary.

Parade!

A religious parade where citizens inflict pain on themselves.

Navidad

Christmas in Ecuador consists of many different traditions. Traditions include family dinners, religious reenactments, and gift giving.

Carnaval

Happens during lent. Father Carnval Leads. Feb 17-20. Dance, Rhythmic Music. Water, Egg, Flour fights. Concerts. Parties
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