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Ecuadorian Flag Raising

May 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Ecuadorian Flag background horizontal stripes of gold add bright blue on the upper portion of the flyer followed entirely by red. Gold and white wordage detail event.

The City of Jersey City, Office of the Municipal Council and Office of the Cultural Affairs were proud to recognize Poder Ecuatoriano USA, Poder Latino USA and Poder Hispano Inc. to celebrate the 212th  Anniversary of Ecuador’s Independence during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday, May 24 2021.  National Anthem of both nations will be played.

After nearly three hundred years of Spanish rule, the citizens of Quito were the first in Latin America to rebel and declare independence on August 10, 1809 – the year in which the Primer Grito de Independencia (First Call for Independence) sounded from the City of Quito. This independence was short-lived and was suppressed by the Spanish in 24 days. However, the efforts of this small city was seen as a key milestone in the movement across Central and South America that would eventually lead to independence from Europe. Ecuador celebrated independence on May 24, 1822 following victory at the Battle of Pichincha under the command of Simón Bolívar. On May 24th, military parades commemorate the decisive battle, which took place just outside Quito. Ecuador’s successful departure from Spanish control heralded the forthcoming Independence of many other Latin American nations. The nation’s inspiring struggle will certainly stand in history for centuries to come.

The Ecuadorian community of Jersey City, Hudson County and across the nation directly contributes to the vibrant cultural diversity and positive growth of our community, where they continue to succeed as citizens and serve as inspiring role models to others. The City of Jersey City will proudly fly the United States and Ecuador flags high above City Hall in celebration of the rich heritage of the Ecuadorians and in recognition of the cherished cultures and ethnic diversity of our community.

consists of three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double width), blue and red with a coat of arms placed over the center of the flag. The Blue symbolizes independence from Spain. The Yellow recalls the Federation of Greater Colombia and the red symbolizes courage.

Attendees from Left to Right :
Councilman Richard Boggiano, Ward C of Jersey City
Council President Joyce Watterman, Municipal Council of Jersey City
Councilwoman Mira-Prinz-Arey,  Ward B of Jersey City
Roxana Cedeno, President of Poder Ecuatoriano USA
Ambassador Alfonso Morales, Consulate General of Ecuador
Andres Piedra, Consul of Consulate General of Ecuador
Karla Navarrete – Public Relations of Poder Ecuatoriano USA
Geovana Villacres, Events Coordinator of Poder Ecuatoriano USA

To watch the flag raising on YouTube, please CLICK HERE



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May 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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