Published: 15-10-2012, 07:33

Christmas in Ecuador: Parties

Christmas in Ecuador

Christmas in Ecuador: Religious Observances

Christmas in Ecuador: Christmas Eve

Christmas in Ecuador: Holy Innocents’ Day and Epiphany

Employees eagerly await the customary Christmas party, as well as the Christmas bonus, or aguinaldo, which employers are legally required to give to workers. Parades of people dressed as Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the Three Kings (see also Magi) file through workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods. People without costumes follow, carrying candles and singing Christmas carols.