Monthly archives: December, 2013

Author Tip from Ecuador

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My favorite Ecuadorian tradition is the New Year’s Eve Celebration. Families and businesses create dummies called monigotes to represent all the things they want to leave behind from the previous year- regrets, bad relationships, problems, guilt, or anything negative.  These monigotes are made of old clothes or paper mache.  Some look like politicians, animals, super …