CIVICISM & NATIONAL UNITY DAY

TarquiRemembrance of the Tarqui Battle
Honors to the flag from all the sixth and twelve grade students. Civic activities




ECUADOR FESTIVAL CALENDAR

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Festival Date
January
National holiday 1
Ambato (Tungurahua) - Epiphany 6
February
Mira (Carchi)
Charity Virgin Festivity, dances, ball games
fireworks, jump of the bonfire
1
Amazon & Galapagos Day
Amazon´s River discovery anniversary. Civic events
12
Civicism & National Unity Day 27
March
Atuntaqui (Imbabura)
Representation of the Via Crucis (Calvary) in the
Good Friday’s night
3
Gualaceo (Azuay)
The Peach Festival , fruit and flower exposition,
raft in the Santa Barbara river
4
Saraguro (Loja) Fruit festivity 30
April
Riobamba (Chimborazo)
Folk dances, parades, vervains, agricultural,
industrial, artisan and cattle fairs. Folk parades,
popular bullfights
1 - 21
Ibarra (imbabura)
Latinamerican Artisan Exposition and Popular Fair
22 - 26
Ibarra (imbabura) 28
May
Cuenca (Azuay)
Special mistic programs will be held at the
“Cruz del Vado” neighborhood. Mass, fireworks,
folk concerts
2
Checa (Pichincha)
Lord of the Good Hope. Religious festivity.
Typical games, balloons, popular bands, card games
3
El Puyo (Pastaza)
Agricultural, poultry and industrial fair from the
amazonic provinces
11 - 14
Pichincha Battle anniversary
Parades, cultural activity

24
June
Otavalo - Cotacachi (Imbabura) 22
Saint Peter’s and Paul festivity
Fireworks, popular bands, popular bullfights,
jump of the bonfire, costumes, typical food
CAYAMBE, ALAUSÍ, TABACUNDO, CHECA, LICÁN,
LA MAGDALENA, PIMAMPIRO Y POMASQUI
28 - 29
July
Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Pichincha)
Santo Domingo’s Canton anniversary, parades,
dances, agricultural and poultry expositions
3 - 29
Procession for the “Virgen del Carmen”
religious figure, popular bands, fireworks
Ibarra (Imbabura)
16
Pelileo (Tungurahua)
Pelileo’s Canton anniversary, civic parades,
morning announcement
22
Machachi (Pichincha)
“Chagra” (andean cowboy) feast. Horse paredes,
popular bullfights, popular bands, cattle
exposition, typical food, dances
23
Guayaquil (Guayas)
City’s foundation anniversary. Parades, dances,
art expositions and several cultural events.
International beauty contest “Perla del Pacífico”.
23 -25
Píllaro (Tungurahua)
Saint James the Apostle classic day. Popular
bullfights, dances
29
August
Esmeraldas (Esmeraldas)
Celebration of the city’s independence day.
Agricultural, artisan and poultry fair, typical
dances and music, parades
5
Sicalpa (Chimborazo)
“Virgen de las Nieves” (Virgin of the Snow)
festivity, fire castles, clowns, traditional
characters, typical food.
5 - 7
Fiesta Civica Nacional
Conmemoration of the first proclamation of
Independence. Military parades, civic and
artistic events
10
El Cisne (Loja)
Festivity in honor of the Virgin of “El Cisne”,
Three-day .massive peregrination through 200
kilometers. Cultural events, fireworks
15 -20
September
Otavalo (Imbabura)
“Yamor” festivities. Indigenous beauty contest,
popular dances, typical foods and beverages
offer. Folk music
2 - 15
Cotacachi (Imbabura)
Festivity of the “Jora”. Folk dances, typical
food and cultural eventss
6 - 14
Macará (Loja)
Agricultural and cattle fairs, traditional shows
and spectacles
8 - 9
Milagro (Guayas)
Agricultural and cattle fairs, car races, shows
and cultural events
11 -16
Machala (El Oro)
The Banana World Fair. Artisan exposition,
beauty contest

Latacunga (Cotopaxi)
Festivity in honor of the “Mercedes” Virgin. Mass, processions
20 - 26
Masquerades, typical bands, fireworks 23 - 24
Ibarra (imbabura)
Festivity of the lakes. Car races in the
Yahuarcocha lagoon, verbains, beauty contests,
industrial, agricultural and cattle fairs
24 - 28
October
Guayaquil’s independence anniveresary
Concerts, sport events, parades, regattas,
and many artistic shows
9
November
All-souls Day 2
Cuenca (Azuay)
Cuenca’s independence anniversary, parades,
artistic expositions, cultural events and
artisan fairs
3
Manta (Manabí)
Manta Canton’s anniversary, parades and festivities
4
El Quinche (Pichincha)
Festivity in honor of the “El Quinche” Virgin.
Thousands of devoted people go to the church
ipraying for miracles and favors from the image
of the Virgin.Commercial fair
21
December
Quito’s spanish foundation anniversary
Parties in all the city. Bullfights, parades, sports
events, wooden car races, tournaments. Beauty
contest, dances and celebrations in the
streets and parks
1 - 6
Guano (Chimborazo)
Festivity in honor of the Guano Virgin. Stewards,
bands, typical food
8
Christmas
Representation of the Holy Family, Christmas
carols, midnight mass. Religious festivity.
“Pase del Niño" (Baby Jesus parade) in every city
24
New Year’s Eve
Burning of the “Año Viejo”, (Old Year), a doll
that symbolizes this date. Dances, “widows”
31
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