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Cuban Christmas

When the revolution triumphed and as part of the disagreements between the new government and the church, Christmas time like any other religious event was victim of a complete amnesia by the authorities. Even, ten years later was officially prohibited the celebration of Christmas and claimed that the measure was taken to prevent people to distract their attention from the work in the sugar cane harvest which were the most important for them. <br /> Read More

The Athens of Cuba

Matanzas province, known as "La Atenas de Cuba" (The Athens of Cuba) is located 100 kilometers to the east of the Cuban capital. It was nicknamed the Athens of Cuba because it was the birthplace of prestigious poets like one of them who has become a real legend, Carilda Oliver Labra, author of the popular poem " Me desordeno, amor, me desordeno" Read More

Hanabanilla, nature and legend

A picturesque and exuberant place is located in the central part of the island known as Hanabanilla that means small gold basket in aboriginal language. Although a deposit of this valued mineral has never been found in this area, it does not mean that the aboriginal people would not have it. This place owes its name to the incomparable natural values that treasures it. <br /> Read More

First transatlantic flight Sevilla-Camaguey

Captain Mariano Barberan and Lieutenant Joaquin Collar were the pilots of the Cuatro Vientos spacecraft. They traveled 4533 miles over the Atlantic Ocean, throughout it widest part on board of that large Hispano-Swiss Breguet of 850 HP. Read More

Obbatala, the king of Orishas.

<span style="font-family: &quot;Bookman Old Style&quot;">Obbatala is the Orisha of highest level, because he was the first to descend to the earth materializing Olofi, therefore he gave life to others.<span> </span>The etymology of his name is "king of all saints".<span> </span>His main mandate is the good for all and he mediates among the Orishas since his word is law and he is respected as such.<span> </span>He represents all that is true, wise and fair.</span> Read More

Santiago de Cubas cathedral turns 485

Santiago de Cuba, a villa founded by conqueror Diego Velázquez in 1522 celebrates its 485th anniversary of being granted the title of "City" as well as its designation as a dioceses as a Cathedral. Read More

Underground attractions in Western Cuba

Cuba&#39;s westernmost province, Pinar del Río, has one of the largest cavern systems in the Caribbean Island. The province&#39;s underground wealth attracts both tourists and experts and the latter carry out periodical studies on the region&#39;s caverns. Read More

First Latin-American cemetery outside a church

The funeral traditions have always distinguished the different civilizations throughout the history of humankind. Since far-off times this kind of rituals, including the burial, were carried out in religious temples. All human being would find there the ideal place for the eternal rest, the location inside the church depended on the social status of the dead person. This type of custom went to the detriment of the public health and the well development of the religious ceremony. Read More

The first Cuban pirate, favorite of the English Crown

The Cuban archipelago was a strategic location for the pirate action. However, not only Cuba was victim of the vandalism of those foreigners that used to plunder the wealth of this young Spanish colony. This land also had its own killers. Diego Grillo was the first pirate to be born in this island who was very well known worldwid Read More

Wilfredo Lam painted the jungle in wrapping paper

The greatest human genius paradoxically have always lived and died in the abject poverty. Cuba is not an exception regarding this. That is the case of one of the transcendental painters of the island although with an Oriental surname, Wilfredo Lam. Read More

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