Guayaquil Independence Day in Ecuador is always on October 9th each year and celebrates when the City of Guayaquil got independence from Spain in 1820.
People celebrate this day by attending parades, dances, carnivals, outside get togethers, with much patriotism and pride about their independence. This independence day holiday is a national holiday with most business and government offices closed.
A group of citizens along with some of the soldiers on October 9th, 1820 took control of the city and declared independence from Spain. The taking of this city was a rallying cry for the liberation of the rest of the country.