Quito Capital Day in Ecuador (06/12)

On December 6, Ecuadorians celebrate the founding of the capital — of the city of San Francisco de Quito ( San Francisco de Quito ) or, in the most used version of — Quito ( Quito ). The founding day of the city is December 6, 1534, when the Spanish conqueror Sebastian de Belalkasar entered the city.

Quito is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America. In 1978, the historic center of Quito was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, becoming one of the first cities on the list.

All the first week of December in the city — festive. This event has been waiting for a whole year. Around the flags, amateur mobile orchestras roll through the streets, in the evenings people walk around the center. One of the most important cultural events of the year — bullfighting in honor of the holiday.

Performances take place throughout the week, once a day at noon. Famous bullfighters from all over the world come together to show their art. Local Ecuadorian torrero also perform. Fear, fear, adrenaline, the smell of blood ... From courage and fearlessness of some bullfighters, the audience breathes a breathtaking spirit.

Ecuador believes that a good torero — is necessarily a good actor, because the audience is completely passionate about action, they nervously quench their thirst and share wine with each other, from time to time, patriotic slogans shout to the city and not very flattering — to the too lazy, in their opinion, bull. And the winner receives his share of ovations and screams « Torero! », that is how respectfully the audience calls the real master.