During the months of December and January, Riobamba celebrates “El Pase del Niño” or the “Passing of the Child” (Christ). And this year is special. In September, the Ministry of Culture proclaimed El Pase del Niño in Riobamba an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador”.
Latacunga is a beautiful city located in the heart of Ecuador, at the foot of the Cotopaxi Volcano. This warm and welcoming city is home to one of the most important popular manifestations: the “Mama Negra” (Black Mama).