The Año Viejo is a New Year's Eve tradition based on the legend of the Guaitapuro, a legendary indigenous figure who lived in the highlands of the Andes Mountains. During the last week of the year, he would build a campfire for his family and each member of the family would throw a stone into the fire. If the stone clicked in the fire, this meant that the gods had heard the wish that was asked for and that it would be answered.
Our Guaitapuros are handcrafted in Colombia. Each one is uniquely crafted and is a one-of-a-kind creation. They do not contain fireworks and are safe as long as they are placed on a hard, open surface in the box that accompanies them.