The founding day of the capital of Quito in Ecuador (06/12)

On December 6, Ecuadorians celebrate the Day of the founding of the capital - the city of San Francisco de Quito (San Francisco de Quito) or, in the most common version, Quito (Quito). The founding day of the city is considered December 6, 1534, when the Spanish conqueror Sebastian de Belalcazar 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 Cultural Heritage List, becoming one of the first cities on the list.

The whole first week of December in the city is festive. This event is waiting for a whole year. There are flags all around, amateur mobile bands roll out through the streets, in the evenings people walk around the center. One of the most important cultural events of the year is the bullfight in honor of the holiday.

Performances take place throughout the week, once a day at noon. Eminent bullfighters from all over the world come to show their art. Local Ecuadorian bullfighters also perform. Fear, fright, adrenaline, the smell of blood... The courage and fearlessness of some bullfighters take the viewers' breath away.

In Ecuador, they believe that a good bullfighter is necessarily a good actor, because the audience is completely carried away by the action, they nervously quench their thirst and share wine with each other, from time to time shout out patriotic slogans to the city and not very flattering ones to the too lazy one, to their look, bull. And the winner gets his share of applause and shouts of "Torero!", That's how respectfully the audience calls the real master.