On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, the city of Quito will celebrate 488 years of foundationalthough the rest that will only be in force in the capital will be transferred to Monday the 5th, according to what is indicated by the Law on Holidays.
For this local festival, the Municipality proposes an agenda that will start on Friday, November 25and that welcomes the traditions, music, dances and typical dishes representative of the Quito celebration.
On the 25th at 09:00 in the Church of La Merced the religious rite Tedeum will inaugurate the celebrations for the foundation; This is characterized by being a religious mass presided over by the Archbishop of Quito, in which, offerings will be delivered to the Virgen de la Mercedas a symbol of gratitude and a good omen for the capital.
The same day, but at 7:00 p.m. in the Plaza de San Francisco, the celebration begins with the Pregón de Fiestas, a musical meeting which will have the participation of the Municipal Band of Quito, the Colonial Trio, La Toquilla, Carla Kanora, Margarita Lasso, Juanita Burbano, La Familia Orchestra, Requintos de Oro and the Luis Beltrán ballet.
In addition, after three years they will return to the streets of the capital parades of the Confraternity, in which students, bastoneras, peace bands, musicians, dancers and cultural managers celebrate the city. The parade in the northern sector will take place on Saturday, November 26 at 10:00 a.m. on Av. Los Shyris, while the parade in the southern sector will take place on Sunday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m., on Av. Teniente Hugo Ortíz .
Other activities that will take place in the middle of the capital’s anniversary are the Burger Show, which will take place on November 26 and 27 at Parque Bicentenario. There will be some 60 establishments specialized in the preparation of hamburgers, but national artists such as Verde 70, Sergio Sacoto, Banda 24 de Mayo, Tomback, among others, will also perform.
The traditional musical events of the Quito festivals that highlight the diverse national musical staff such as the Tribute to Benítez and Valencia, Hand in Hand of Duoswhich will take place on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Plaza 24 de Mayo, and the traditional concert Hallway Festival which will take place on Sunday 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the General Rumiñahui Coliseum.
While the concert Quito Kumbia will be held on December 5, starting at 4:00 p.m., in the Civic Plaza of Quitumbe. In addition, the same day at 7:00 p.m. in the Bicentennial Park, citizens will enjoy the presentation of national and international artists. In addition, on December 6, starting at 7:00 p.m., a show will also be held at Parque Bicentenario with the presentation of different artists.
Likewise, from 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, the traditional Solemn Session will be held at the Bicentennial Convention Center.
In addition to the great possibility of musical shows, citizens will be able to participate in other activities, such as wooden car races, urban and metal music concerts, meetings of 40, Quito serenades and entrepreneurship fairs. (YO)