New Year’s Eve in Ecuador

Dec 25, 2020Blog

If ever there was a New Year’s Eve worth celebrating, this has got to be it. So, why not do it right with a blue marlin fishing trip in the Galapagos Islands?

Who among us isn’t downright giddy at the thought of saying goodbye to 2020 and welcoming a brand new year, full of hope and possibility? Add in some marlin fishing and you definitely have the makings of a happy New Year,  

An Ecuadorian Celebration 

And, if the thought of fishing for blue marlin – or fishing for striped marlin – isn’t enough to get you excited about starting 2021 on a Galapagos Islands vacation off the coast of Ecuador, consider the Ecuadorian New Year’s Eve traditions you could be enjoying.

“New Year’s Eve in Ecuador is one of the biggest events of the year,” says Angela Drake, the founder of Not Your Average American who dishes on everything you need to know about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Ecuador. 

“Across this modest Andean nation, communities gather to celebrate in high style. Small towns and many big-city neighborhoods take to the streets, set off fireworks, and burn effigies of the old year, all while wearing yellow underwear and eating grapes at midnight,” she says. 

Why yellow underwear? “Ecuadorians wear yellow to signify good luck, prosperity, and productivity,” Drake says. If yellow just isn’t your color, you can slip on a pair of red undies. “Red represents love and passion,” she says.

Sometimes champagne and a party at your friend’s house is the perfect way to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Sometimes a little more is called for. 

Whether you are hoping for prosperity or passion in 2021, we invite you to get the New Year off to a fantastic start with a blue marlin fishing trip in the Galapagos Islands.

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