In the last nine days leading up to Christmas we revive a tradition deeply rooted in Ecuador’s culture, the “Novena of the Child”. It is celebrated in families, institutions, factories and, of course, in schools.

Every day a group of students with their teacher present to all the other students Christmas songs and traditional carols. These are pictures of the novena held at the Divine Word College in Guaranda. It is a lovely way to celebrate the Child’s birth.