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When I first came to Ecuador one of the reasons the Christmas was such a hard time for me was the difference in Christmas music. Finnish Christmas music, like most Finnish music, is usully played in minor key with a very slow rhytm. While Ecuadorian music, just as almost all Latin American music, is played in major key with a very fast rhytm ...


If you’re in Ecuador in December, don’t miss the celebrations in Cuenca that culminate in the Pase del Niño Viajero, considered to be the largest and best Christmas pageants in all of Ecuador.Children form a large part of the festivities honoring the traveling Infant Jesus.


RELATED POST: Christmas in Latin America. Parades There are several Christmas parades and processionals in Ecuador. In Cuenca, the“Pase del Niño Viajero“ parade illustrates scenes of the Nativity story with music, dance, animals and colorful displays.


No matter where you’re traveling in Ecuador during the Christmas season, try to catch a “Pase del Niño.” Pase del Niño is a parade with music and dancing to celebrate the birth of Jesus. These parades take place all over the country, each city or town hold it on a day between mid December and Christmas Day.


8 Holiday Traditions to Embrace in Ecuador. ... Children leave lists of what presents they want in old shoes for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve and find new shoes with presents from their list on Christmas morning. Traditional maple cookies called Prstinos and enjoyed during this season. 8) Ecuadorian Military and Independence Holidays ...


Children's songs and nursery rhymes from all over the globe presented both in English and their native languages. Many include sound clips and sheet music. ... Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Ecuador and more. ... This Christmas Carol was originally written in German in 1816 by Joseph Mohr. It was called Stille Nacht.


The music of Ecuador has a long history. Pasillo is a genre of indigenous Latin music. It is extremely popular in Ecuador, where it is the "national genre of music." Pasillo as a genre is also present in the highland regions of Colombia and to a lesser extent, Panama and Venezuela.


1. La Navidad (Christmas) – December 25 . Throughout Latin America, the Catholic religion predominates. One of the most important dates on the Catholic calendar is the celebration of the birth of Christ. In Ecuador, Christmas used to be a primarily religious holiday.