Quito, Aug 2 (Andes)- The 207th anniversary of the first Cry for Independence is celebrated on August 10 and the Presidency will participate in the celebration of this historic date with the “Eugenio Espejo” national awards ceremony, dramatized tours, lightning up of the Carondelet government palace, mapping, fireworks and an artisan citizen fair.
In the morning, state officials are expected to place a flower arrangement in the monument of Independence Heroes at Plaza Grande and the 2016 “Eugenio Espejo” awards ceremony will be held later.
Public events will start at 15:00 with dramatized tours which are aimed at reflecting on the role of the church in the process of Independence with speeches on citizen’s rights delivered by Bishop Cuero y Caicedo.
At 19:00, the headquarters of the government will lighten up with country’s colors.
Military events will start at 20:10. The military band will perform with more than 30 musicians.
This year, it will be celebrated on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th. In these two days, a citizen fair called “Por Manabí y Esmeraldas, somos tus manos Ecuador” will be held. Its goal is to help people affected by last April 16 quake.
The Ministries of Culture and Tourism will also place their information stands with tourism promotion material at the Carondelet government palace since Tuesday 9 to Sunday 14.