Ecuador Independence Day

Ecuador Independence Day

August 10
Independence Day, or National Day, in Ecuador celebrates its independence movement of 1809. Freedom from Spanish rule was finally achieved on May 24, 1822. That event is commemorated each year on May 24 with another holiday called Battle of Pichincha Day.
Patriotic festivities are held throughout the country, but particularly in the colorful capital city of Quito.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Ecuador
2535 15th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-234-7166; fax: 202-667-3482
www.ecuador.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, pp. 86, 134
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 140