Julian Festivities – July 25 – Guayaquil Foundation 2018
On July 25, the city of Guayaquil celebrates its patron saint festivities of its patron saint, Santiago el Mayor and 483 years of the founding process of the city of Guayaquil, a fact that is remembered locally, nationally and internationally.
That is why during this month the Juliana Festivities are celebrated and Guayaquil becomes the venue for parades, festivals, fairs, concerts and more.
If you visit Guayaquil during your Patron Saint Festivities, you can enjoy a wide agenda of civic and touristic events organized by the Municipal Public Company of Tourism, Civic Promotion and International Relations:
International Gastronomic Fair Roots
The main event that takes place during the Juliana Festivities is the Raices International Gastronomic Fair “that brings together the best of Ecuadorian cuisine and is the largest gastronomic event in the country.
The Foundation Festivities of Guayaquil begin with the Juliano Proclamation, which will go through Malecón Simón Bolívar Avenue.
There will be a group of Bands, from Luis Urdaneta Street and another from Colón Street, and they will meet at the intersection of Av. 9 de Octubre and Malecón Simón Bolívar.
Student musical bands, dance academies, cadets of Educational Institutions, cachiporreras and the Wind Orchestra of the Republic of France School will participate.
Among the main events you can enjoy:
- Civic Student Parade “Guayaquil is my Destination in its Patronal Festivities” You can also enjoy the traditional Student Civic Parade that runs through the main streets of Guayaquil with allegorical cars, comparsas and dance groups that parade to the rhythm of popular and Guayaquil music. It has three stages and is held every July 25.
- Nautical Parade on the Guayas River. The Guayas River is the emblem of Guayaquil, for this reason, in its Patron Saint Festivities, there is a Nautical Parade with colorful allegorical boats, which can be seen from the Simón Bolívar Malecón.
- Tribute for Youth. Each year more than two thousand students participate in the Youth Tribute. An event that takes place at the Alberto Spencer Stadium and that narrates with human slates the milestones that marked the history of our city. There are also dance groups with popular music from Guayaquil.
The Bototillo hill offers a different perspective of Guayaquil, that’s why paragliding and hang gliding fans prefer it. Its climatic and wind conditions are ideal for the practice of free flight.
There, at 305 meters above sea level, that childhood dream of flying like birds finally materializes. And that is, the Bototillo hill, at km 13 of the road to the coast, has turned Guayaquil into the best city in Ecuador to launch in paragliding.
And it is that those who arrive at that place where the flight of the buzzards announces that there is good wind to undertake the adventure, enjoy 15 minutes of a trip that takes them along a stretch of the road to th
e coast. They do not go alone. They launch with a pilot who takes the baton of the route.
On this hill, which can only be accessed in a journey of about ten minutes in a 4×4, there are also experts ‘men birds’ that come from the Sierra or other countries for sporting flights of hours, hang gliding or paragliding.