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Held each year in March or April, Quito's Holy Week celebrations are a spectacular display of religious devotion, with solemn processions of hooded penitents carrying elaborately decorated sculptures. Holy Friday offers a particularly impressive display.
South American Music Conference
Electronic music fans... this is your festival! Held each year in October, this electronic music festival features top international DJ's as well as a host of regional acts.
Ecuadorian Coat of Arms Day
To celebrate Ecuador's Coat of Arms Day, the streets of Quito's Old Quarter come alive with student marchin bands, military bands and baton twirlers, not to mention lively street parties. It's held annually in October.
This annual fair, actually called the Feria de Quito Jesús del Gran Poder (Jesus of the Great Power Fair of Quito), features top-notch bullfighting, music performances and much more. It's held in November or December.
Street Art Festival
Held annually in November or December is this festival featuring all sorts of diverse forms of art, ranging from urban street theatre to art exhibitions, electronic music, contemporary dance performances and much more.
Gastronomic Market Festival
Give your palate a treat in December at Quito's annual Gastronomic Market Festival and culinary competition. Try out all sorts of Ecuadorian specialties, ranging from traditional dishes to more avant-garde creations. What's more, there's live music and ballet performances to provide a bit of atmosphere for the plentiful samplings.