Ecuador Independence Day 2019 – Today’s Doodle depicts the Republic of Ecuador’s tricolor flag in honor of Ecuador Independence Day. The flag’s blue band evokes the ocean and sky, the broad gold band stands for Ecuador’s rich soil and crops, and the red band is said to represent the nation’s struggle for independence, which began on this day in 1809 when the people of Quito became the first Latin Americans to rebel against Spanish rule. Their declaration of independence, known as El Primer Grito de la Independencia, was a landmark event in human history.
The national coat of arms in the flag’s center depicts Mount Chimborazo, an inactive volcano whose peak is the highest point on earth, as well as the mighty Guayas River which flows from the Andes mountains. An Andean condor, one of the world’s largest birds, perches atop the national coat of arms.
Independence Day celebrations center around the historic capital city of Quito, the oldest of all South American capitals. But you don’t have to trek into the Andean foothills to celebrate the occasion. Fairs, parades, and cultural events will be taking place today all across the country.¡Feliz Día de la Independencia!
You can find more about Ecuador Independence Day 2019 on the official Google Doodle Page