The coat of arms of Ecuador is made of 10 symbols that represent the history, identity, integration, and diversity of the country. For Eduardo Puente, director of the library of the Institute of Higher National Studies (IAEN), the compatriots do not know who was its designer (Pedro Pablo Traversari).
President of the National Symbols Foundation Carmen Áviles questioned the fact that certain schools do not have the patriotic altars. She recalled that 12 years ago, a ministerial agreement prohibited schools to celebrate Halloween.
She suggested that every store that has Halloween decorations should also have decorations with national symbols so that people can identify the date. “The celebration of Halloween minimizes the true celebration.” (I)