Business picks up with Carnaval and Valentine’s Day just around the corner

Carnival season is coming and businesses are gearing up for increased sales.  Already you can see store windows filled with Valentine’s Day and Carnival gifts and displays. Carnival is one of Cuenca’s, and all of Ecuador’s major traditional festivals. This year, it runs from February 11 to February 13 and is followed a day later by Valentine’s Day on February 14, a coincidence that has not happened in more than 20 years. Carnaval in Ecuador is a time to douse friend, family, and the occasional unsuspecting stranger, with water and foam. It is a time when anything goes and everyone…

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