doce de abrilDoce de Abril (or the 12th of April) is the holiday in Cuenca that celebrates the birth of the city.  The Spanish settlement of Cuenca was founded on April 12, 1557.  This year marks the 459th anniversary.  The celebration occurs for a week that ends on the 12th.   Lots of parades, fireworks, entertainment shows, tents of merchandise and food.  All of this happens in multiple locations in the city.   The city puts out a schedule that shows the different plazas and parks that will host an event that day.  It’s a great time to just explore and see what it’s all about and what the locals have to offer.   It’s lots of fun.

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Unfortunately, we came to TodosSantos church a little late and only caught the end of the fireworks.

 

 

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I'm an early retiree that now lives in Cuenca, Ecuador. I was an executive in Health Care Information Technology most of my career. My wife and I love to travel and have ventured all over the world. Now that we are retired, more adventures are on the horizon.

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