In Ecuador, it is tradition to celebrate the New Year by burning an "Año Viejo" to get rid of all the bad from last year and move into the new year with positivity. An año viejo can take many forms - often times it is a representation of something (good or bad) that was important in the last year. In Guasmo, our students made Spongebob Squarepants.
In Flor, they made a star to represent Starfish.
In addition, we had an año viejo representation Kung Fu Panda and Sully from Monsters, Inc. made by some of the families...
May your year also be filled with positivity, and many blessings.