Tag: Año Viejo

Luck in 2014 Colombian Style

Michael:  With underwear, wheat,  grapes, suitcases and setting a man on fire you may make 2014 your year. Well, that is if you trust Colombian traditions. On my first New Year’s Eve in Colombia I stepped into the residential street just past midnight and narrowly missed being run over by a herd of stampeding people […]

Photo of the Week – Año Viejo

Michael:  This week’s photo of the week was one taken in December of 2011. It is an Año Viejo sitting in front of a house and with a sign behind him. Graciela:  Año Viejo is a man usually filled with straw. At midnight on New Year’s Eve he is set fire signifying the burning away […]

How to Bring Luck in The New Year

Originally published in Fenton Patch December 29, 2011 ****** Wearing her yellow underwear and carrying a suitcase containing a self-made ticket for a flight to Canada, the lady ran around the block. Learning about and participating in the Christmas and New Year customs of Colombia is one of the more enjoyable parts of this country. […]