An eclectic mix of events marks “Fiestas de Quito”, which runs from November 28 to December 6. Notable elements include Nativity reenactments, bullfights, traditional dancing and carnivals in the Old Town. Quito’s streets are filled with music and people celebrating the city.
The celebration of Quito, the Spanish foundation, which occurred on Dec 6. 1534, is characterized each year by its diversity. The party begins in late November with the call Proclamation, where the capital’s mayor kicks off the traditional celebration in the Plaza de San Francisco, in the heart of the historic center.
The heart of this festival is in the neighborhoods. On December 5, locals gather in the streets to enjoy traditional music and hot canelazo, a drink with rum and cinnamon. Parades are performed in the town where all exhibit their best marching bands.
“Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Square)” by John Solaro (sooolaro). CC2