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In the Havana Chinese Quarter
Its huge portico stretches to both sides of those narrow streets.
This architectural collection was donated by the Popular Republic of China at the end of the nineties.
The gate shows in its top, three sections of red gable roof raised from its columns through a interspersed with pieces of timber that makes us to feel that we are in front of a new and delightful construction, but this is only the preamble of what the Chinese quarter can offer.

Then, we can go into a small pedestrian boulevard adorned with separated pieces of timber with lamps, rattles and shelves leaned against the wall with different deities.

Red color represents happiness for Chinese people and it is not conceived a weeding celebration without this color which is also a symbol of optimism, hope, joy and faith for a better future.

The Chinese calendar is another important element. According to the lunar calendar we are in the dog year, the symbol of prosperity. The onomatopoeic sound emitted by this close friend of man brings to mind a Chinese word that means richness and prosperity.
The Chinese quarter celebrates diverse festivities throughout the whole year such as the day of the lunar spring, Chinese people overseas and martial arts shows.

In addition, they take advantage of those celebrations to demonstrate their great respect for Jose Martí, our national hero, who always defended understanding and solidarity among countries which still support the relationships between China and Cuba.


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