Año Viejo

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. 

To burn the doll, take it out of plastic packaging, put it back in the box with the lid underneath, cover the doll with the wood shavings included and burn inside the box.

  • Each box is approximately 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Doll 6" x 4" approximately 
  • For outdoor use only.
  • Place on a hard leveled surface.
  • Burn under adult supervision and step away from fire.