Birthdays in Other Countries

Ecuador

Traditions

    In Ecuador a child may only receive a phone call or a card on their actual birthday as they celebrate their birthday on the day of the saint they are named after.Saints day parties are usually an afternoon tea party. The children are served raisin cake, fancy tea cookies, and hot chocolate.When a girl turns 15 there is a great celebration and the girl wears a pink dress. The father puts on the birthday girls first pair of high heels and dances the waltz with her while 14 maids and 14 boys also dance the waltz.