Cuba Headlines

Cuba News, Breaking News, Articles and Daily Information

To start the Parrandas de Remedios
The neighborhoods San Salvador and El Carmen, from the locality of Remedios in Villa Clara, begin again their traditional parrandas, the most ancient popular festivities in Cuba.

According to tradition, once the bells from the main Parish of the region announce that it is nine oclock in the evening, each side will start their lamp and carriage procession, fireworks and catchy congas and polkas in search to be winners in the brotherly rivalry that lasts for more than two centuries already.

Until December 31st, towns such as Caibarién and Zulueta have similar festivities which receive visitors from the entire province and other parts, and constitute one of the most interesting proposals for the celebration of the 49th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution in the central region of the country.

The Parrandas de Remedios, together with the Charangas de Bejucal and the Carnivals from Santiago de Cuba make up one of the three most important Cuban popular festivities, although they are different from the other due to their artistic elements that make it richer and for the influence it exerts in the life of the people from Villa Clara, which is extended to other towns in the region.

The idea for this celebration came up in 1820 for religious motives, in order to call to mass people who would stay at home, although later on the idea was extended to young people, the city was divided into two neighborhoods and the festivity evolved into what is currently known.


Related News