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  • Submitted by: lena campos
  • 05 / 08 / 2013

With a parade from Loma de la Cruz and a day marked by 50 cultural activities, the 20th Romerias de Mayo cultural event ended today in Holguin, eastern Cuban city.

The participants in the march carried the Aboriginal Axe, one of the symbols of the province, and marched through main streets of the city to La Periquera Museum, in the historic center of the village, and then continued up to the most modern area of the region.

What is also known as World Festival of Young Art and Cultural Promoters, held on May 2-8, also culminated with the hip-hop event in Romerias and performances of groups from Las Tunas, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba and Havana provinces.

Final activities of the event, which lasted until early today in the presence of 24 countries, included a performance in the Calixto Garcia Park by De Moron Teatro group, which captured the interest of this city's passers-by with the work "Gente de Barro" (Mud People).

During this 20th International Cultural Forum, which occupied several public spaces (museums, theaters, squares, and institutions), the role of youth excelled in the analysis of different subjects, especially in sessions of the Our Memory Award, who highlighted the role of the new generations in the defense of the people's identity.

The Romerias de Mayo Festival was dedicated this year to the 160th birthday anniversary of Jose Marti, the 40th anniversary of the fascist coup against President Salvador Allende, in Chile, and the 2nd Congress of the Hermanos Saiz Association, to be held in October.

Source: Prensa Latina

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