El Año Viejo is an usual year-end practice in Colombia and also various other nations in Latin America. On December 31st, every person obtains thrilled concerning the New Year as well as its required resolutions for modification. Años Viejos are utilized in lots of areas to symbolically leave poor points from the previous year. Commonly, this entailed burning effigies loaded with firecrackers or pockets of gunpowder, but also for safety and security factors, the technique has actually developed right into something much less incredible however no lesser. Listed below you can discover a video clip of exactly how extreme and also amazing this party can be.

The Año Viejo is currently crafted as a little doll in a tin. Individuals take little papers as well as create all the poor points that have actually taken place throughout the year. They then melt them as well as the doll in the tin as a sign of revival.

Some communities in Colombia as well as Ecuador host daytime ceremonies on December 31st to reveal the initiative as well as imaginative ability that has actually been taken into making the doll prior to it obtains melted in the center of the evening.

There is a track regarding not failing to remember the "Año Viejo" and also being thankful for the excellent points in life. This tune was made up by Cresencio Salcedo, a Colombian songwriter as well as made popular by Mexican vocalist Tony Camargo. The track is played throughout Latin America throughout the December events and also as well as has actually been danced to for over 60 years! Below is a video clip of the initial vocalist that never ever reached satisfy the author of the tune.

Yo no olvido el año viejo porque me ha deja'o cosas muy buenas.

Me dejó una chiva, una burra negra, una yegua blanca y una buena suegra.

This is among those practices you can conveniently show your trainees. Have them embellish their Año Viejo and also have them think of what they wish to carry out in the future. I have a straightforward as well as enjoyable task where trainees created their very own paper "Año Viejo" and also blog about their objectives for the brand-new year. This source is readily available on Educators Pay Educators. Please keep in mind that this task does not consist of an "Año viejo" doll.

¡ Feliz Año!

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Anonymouson February 2, 2018 at 9:36 pm

Hola Carolina, me encanta todo lo que compartes acerca de Colombia! Soy de Colombia tambien pero soy de Popayan. Quiero preguntarte si la actividad del ano viejo la podria hacer disadvantage estudiantes de HS. Si es asi, cada paquete puede alcanzarme para dos estudiantes?


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