Independence of Guayaquil (Ecuador)

Independence of Guayaquil is a public holiday in Ecuador, and it is observed on October 9 each year. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when Guayaquil gained independence from Spain in 1820.

The Spanish took over what is now Ecuador from the Inca in 1533. After almost 300 years of Spanish rule, the people in Quito (the capital of Ecuador) called for independence from Spain on August 10, 1809. Although the independence only lasted a short time, it inspired the independence movement for the rest of Spanish America.

On October 9, 1820, Guayaquil became the first territory in Ecuador to gain its independence from Spain. Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is located on the west bank of the Guayas River. The rest of Ecuador gained its independence following the victory of the Battle of Pichincha on May 24, 1822.

The following is the list of Independence of Guayaquil in Ecuador from 2022 to 2026.

Independence of GuayaquilOct 09, 2022Sunday
Independence of GuayaquilOct 09, 2023Monday
Independence of GuayaquilOct 09, 2024Wednesday
Independence of GuayaquilOct 09, 2025Thursday
Independence of GuayaquilOct 09, 2026Friday

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