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Quito Fiestas: more than 190,000 people are expected to attend the parades of the Confraternidad and Masquerada Nocturna

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After two years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional parades of the Confraternity will be held again for the 488 years of the foundation of Quito. This weekend, the streets of the north and south of the capital will suspend their vehicular traffic so that Quiteños and tourists can admire the parades.

According to the capital’s municipality, more than 190,000 people will come out to enjoy these activities. To these two parades, in which the peace and bastoneras bands will be seen, there is also the Night Masquerade, which will take place in the La Mariscal neighborhood.

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Commerce is also reactivated and takes advantage of the concentration of large groups of people along the streets. Plastic benches, umbrellas, caps, drinks and food are part of the offer in this type of event.

The agenda of the gastronomic festivals for the holidays of Quito 2022

This will be the parades:

Parade of the Northern Confraternity

  • Date: Saturday November 26, 2022
  • Place: Av. of the Shyris
  • Hour: 10:00
  • Route: Av. de los Shyris, from the Telegraph to av. Republic of El Salvador

Southern Confraternity Parade

  • Date: Sunday November 27, 2022
  • Place: South Stand
  • Hour: 10:00
  • Route: Av. Tnte. Hugo Ortiz, from the fields of av. Cardenal de la Torre to the roundabout on Cacha street

Night Masquerade

  • Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Place: Av. Amazonas
  • Hour: 18:00
  • Route: Av. Amazonas, from the Homeland to Colón

More than 100 MSMEs will present their tourism offer at a fair in Quito, between Friday and Sunday

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At least 50 private security people will be distributed in each event. In addition, the municipal security institutions and the National Police have assured that they will be present throughout the parades.

In the parade of the North Confraternity there will be the participation of 29 schools, staging 4,300 students including sticks and members of peace bands. A total of 70,000 attendees are expected here.

The southern parade will have the participation of 35 schools. This will summon 4,500 students. In this event it is expected that there will be a total of 80,000 people who will be located along Avenida Teniente Hugo Ortiz.

The Night Masquerade will have 2,000 participants, 10 dance groups and 5 musical bands. A total of 45,000 spectators are expected along the avenue where the parade will take place.

The Municipality stressed that fireworks are not allowed; They also advised not to attend with pets, as they can get lost, as well as to wear a cap, umbrella and not carry valuables. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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