Monigote is a paper mache dummy, it has a simple meaning: out with the old and in with the new. The monigotes tradition in Ecuador dates back more than a century.
We went to the little store at the end of our apartment building and placed our monigote to their pile of dummies.
The family who owns and operates tienda has few little kids, so our monigotes were sooo pretty and kids oriented, no heavy stuff!
Here they are, burning.
Happy New Year!
2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled