Año Viejo (literally translated old year) is one of the most peculiar festivals in Ecuador. Those who were widowed in the past year create life-sized dolls to set up in a kiosk on December 31 to represent the deaths of their spouses. Female widowers ask for money on the streets to buy very sexy dresses and dance sensually on the streets. The real novelty is that male widowers dress as women to pay respects to their recently deceased wives. At midnight, many disperse with hugs and thanks for having a good year, while others are punished for having a bad year.