Fiestas de Latacunga, Cotopaxi Province
The city of Latacunga celebrates its independence in the 11th of November. However, they combine this holiday with the Day of the Dead Festivities and hold events during the first week in November. Often, this celebration is also called Mama Negra as the famous representation of the Black Virgin Mary makes an appearance at many events. However, this civic celebration is not to be confused with the indigenous festival that takes place in September.