Remember this person who burned Pia Wurtzbach effigy in Colombia? He is deeply sorry for causing an uproar in the Philippines for creating an online outrage. It was not his intention to cause any negative reactions especially from the pageant fanatics from the Philippines. Noider is also very sorry for all supporters of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach from all over the world for being outraged by their traditions. He indicated that his actions should not be the reason to divide Colombia and the Philippines.

Noider Almanza Barraza actually burns two effigies, Pia Wurtzbach and a fireman

Noider Almanza Barraza  is a pageant fanatic male from Barranquilla, Colombia. He was seen burning an effigy of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach that was seen burning along the street. As based from the video, it is observed that the effigy burning was set during the New Year's eve. He is seen cheering along with other companies who appears to be happy and grateful while the effigy is engulfed into flames. The video became viral on the internet, leaving behind harsh comments against the person who has been seen burning the effigy of the newly crowned Miss Universe. Filipinos became erratic and highly emotional regarding the footage that is now going viral on the internet.

Barraza stated that he does not want to strain any relationships between Colombia and the Philippines due to the burning of the effigy. He did not expect Filipinos to be outraged by their annual tradition that was seen on the video. Noider somehow defended his traditions to be as part of their sacred practice during New Year's eve. The annual tradition should not be mistaken for an action that resulted from a strong emotion from the conclusion of the Miss Universe beauty pageant that was already concluded on December 20, 2015.

Noider indicated that we should not be always be lured from what we see on the internet because it can really fool our minds and follow wrong beliefs.

The representation of Pia Wurtzbach was due to the controversies that created an intense emotional outburst due to the terrible mistake of Steve Harvey's wrong winner announcement.

By burning the effigies, there will be a new life for the start of 2016.

Aside from Barraza, other Latinos also defended the actions from the viral video. This is a tradition by the Andean culture in Latin America. This is referred to as "Año Viejo" that is referred to as a symbolic fiery tradition.

This is actually known as Año Viejo or fiery tradition by Latinos during New Year

What is Año Viejo?

Año Viejo is a custom practice that is annually applied by Andean culture by means of burning up effigies that symbolized regrets, failures, or controversies that they encountered for the past year. By burning the effigies, new life will start again in the future.

By burning effigies, most celebrants say "Ados Año Viejo" or goodbye old year!!

If there is an annual effigy burning in Latin America, this is also similar with the "paputok" or firecracker celebration that was compared to the tradition of the Philippines to welcome New Year with a bang.

Barraza is a pageant fanatic to beauty pageants in either local and international setting. He requested that the incident that showed Latin tradition should not be condemned because it does not denote any insult to other race, action, and beliefs by other societies.

This is similar with the previous statement of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach that we should all leave behind our differences. At the end of the day, we will realize that each mistake should always be forgiven and we should unit with all the cause that may bring blessings to our lives.

So now you actually learned from Noider. Thanks for sharing your culture with us!!

We should be thankful that Noider Almanza Barraza shared one of the most unique culture of Colombians to the world.

So no more bashing and let's spread love this New Year. 

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