Intangible Cultural Heritage

Diablada Pillareña - Ecuador

Omar Lascano Lucía Real Hidalgo

Instituto del Patrimonio Natural y Cultural – Ecuador

MEMORIAMEDIA Review 2. Vid.1. 2017


 video: IPANC-CAB – Ecuador


An example of Ecuador's intangible cultural heritage: the Diablada Pillareña. A celebration that is held between the 1st and 6th of January in the canton of Píllaro. The characters take the streets after a whole year of preparation. Amongst the various figures that constitute this cultural manifestation, the Diablos de Píllharo are the most popular characters, with their traditional garments and masks.

Keywords: Píllaro; Devils; Dance; Parade; Ecuador.