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Independence of Cuenca
Ecuador

Independence of Cuenca 2019 and 2020

In Ecuador, 3 November is Independence of Cuenca Day, also known as Foundation of Cuenca Day.

YearDateDayHoliday
20193 NovSunIndependence of Cuenca
20203 NovTueIndependence of Cuenca

Cuenca is Ecuador’s third-largest city, and it was one of the major cities in the colonial era as well. On 3 November, 1820, before the rest of the country had gained its independence, Cuenca declared itself free from Spanish rule. However, other cities, like Guayaquil, had also declared independence separately. Ultimately, Cuenca joined Guayaquil and Quito to form the modern state of Ecuador.

Visiting Cuenca on its independence day not only exposes you to colourful parades, dancing, and partying. It also gives you a chance to tour the old colonial Spanish buildings in the downtown area. And are many art and cultural displays and shows as well to introduce you to the local culture.

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