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Batalla de Pichincha

May 24, 2018

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of May, repeating indefinitely

The banners of the Armies that fought at the Battle of Pichincha | ©Angie Drake / Not Your Average American

Batalla de Pichincha, Quito, Pichincha Province

The commemoration of the famous Battle of Pichincha celebrates the Ecuadorian national day of independence from Spain. A colorful gathering of traditionally-uniformed cadets from the three military academies takes place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that overlooks the city of Quito. Attendance in the stands is limited to invited guests but onlookers are known to stand nearby to see this traditional military display.