Quito: Today, on August 10, Ecuador celebrates the 208th Independence Day of Spain.
Although full independence from the Spanish colonialists of Ecuador was achieved only in 1822, August 10, 1809, the current capital of the country, Quito, proclaimed independence first in Latin America.
Within 24 days, Spain regained its rebellious territory, but this event gave impetus to the mass liberation war in the countries of South America. In particular, on October 9, 1920 Ecuadorian Guayaquil became the first city to receive full independence from Spain.
In the schedule of the holiday, there is traditionally a military parade and various fairs.
Recently, on July 28, Independence Day was celebrated in neighboring Peru.