Carnival is one of the most joyful and colorful traditions in the country. And in the Metropolitan District of Quito there are special celebrations that summon thousands of people to enjoy their parades.
One of the busiest is the Carnival of Amaguaña, which this year scheduled an agenda until March 5. The main activities will be on Sunday 3. At 09:00 the Flower and Streamer Contest from Balcony to Balcony will begin; At 13:00 the Andean Carnival will take place, in the parish stadium.
There will be presented Fine Wood, Project Coraza and the orchestra Latin Brothers. For those who wish to enjoy the holiday from its first hours there is the Carnival Parade that is prepared in Puembo for this afternoon. The program will be from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., will depart from Manuel Burbano Street and will go to the Central Market.
Parade floats and parades prepared by organized groups of neighborhoods, communes, businesses, educational entities. It is a program that rescues the figure of aruchicos and danzantes of Puembo. If you prefer to stay inside the city, tomorrow you can go to the Carnival Quiteño 2019 Parade, which starts at 10:00. Will travel the av. Lieutenant Hugo Ortiz from Rosa Yeira Street, in front of the Fire Department, will pass through the Atahualpa ring road, cross the South Tribune and end at Luis Iturralde street.
Characters such as the Taita Carnival and the clowns will be protagonists. They will be incarnated by students and alumni from various schools, as well as groups from Lloa, the Chilibulo-Marcopamba-La Raya community, and from Casas Somos and Metro Juventudes, from the Municipality. Another option for Saturday, at 10:00, is the Carnival of Interculturality, which will take place on the Boulevard of the United Nations Avenue.
200 people from six dance groups, a village band and a musical group will participate in a representation of the traditional characters of the Ecuadorian Carnival. If you want to leave Quito without going too far you can go to the Carnaval del Sol, in Rumiñahui.
2,000 people will parade in comparsas, batucadas, floats and musical groups, from av. Gral. Enríquez towards the historical center of Sangolquí and they will arrive at the av. Abdón Calderón, tomorrow at 10:30. Nono Toros, parade and gastronomic fair Tomorrow, at 09:00, the Quinde Traditional Parade will be released. At 1:00 pm, at the stadium, there will be village bulls and typical food.
Four days of the Water Festival During the whole holiday, the spa will normally attend. There will be bailotherapy days between 10:00 and 12:00.
The Carnival in the land of the avocado
The celebration of Guayllabamba will cross the Simón Bolívar street and will arrive at the Guambra Park, on Sunday, from 09:00.
The Water Museum invites you to play
During the whole holiday, Yaku offers different activities to learn and play with water. It will be open from 09:00 to 16:30. Museum of the City Stories, masks and characters On Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday two people will enter with a ticket.
There will be workshops to learn about Carnival, from 12:00 to 15:00.
Calderón Fiestas in honor of El Niño de El Cajón The Confraternidad Parade is tomorrow, from 5:00 pm. On Sunday at 12:00 will be the mass and the procession. There will be dances. Llano Chico Dance and music, in two parades Monday at 10:00 will be the Cultural Parade, from May 24 to Central Park. At 15:00, the Llano Chico Carnival.
La Roldós and Pisulí Dance and music in the streets of the north Monday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will be the Carnival Party 2019. 20 dance groups and floats will pass through these neighborhoods.
Northern Forest of Light, in the Botanical Garden From today until Monday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., there will be a special tour of the garden, called Bosque de Luzenelcentrodelmundo. Centro El Carnaval, in a historical recount On Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., there will be dramatized tours of the Mena Caamaño Museum. Admission costs USD 1.50. (I)