Ecuador Changing of the Guard

Every Monday at 11:00 AM sharp at the Plaza Grande in front of the Presidential Palace in Quito is a ceremony full of pomp and circumstance that takes place.  It is the Changing of the Guard for the Palace.  Before and after the ceremony the indigenous tribes of Ecuador perform.

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The ceremony is presided over by many dignitaries from Ecuador and the world.

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During the ceremony while their national anthem plays the crowd enthusiastically joins in.  It is a wonderful ceremony to experience as well as see the pride of the people for their country.

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