Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 226
Festival del Caribe
11.27 million (2013) 109,884 sq. kilometers
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY
(1 US dollar equals 26.5 Cuban Pesos )
Throughout Santiago de Cuba, an exciting
festival involving participants from around
the world takes place annually. See beautiful
costumes, peformances, exhibitions and
participate in workshops and street activities.
Carnival - Santiago de Cuba
During the second half of July, Santiago de Cuba
comes alive with Carnival. Street parties, parades,
concerts and a general festive spirit pervades
throughout the city at this time of year.
270 C / 810 F
Carnival - Havana
A smaller-scaled version of Santiago de Cuba’s
carnival but one not to be missed.
Carnival - Mantanzas
During the third week of August, a smaller-
scaled version of Santiago de Cuba’s carnival
and Havana’s is held in Mantanzas. This carnival
is tinged with an Afro-Cuban flavour.
Symposia de Hip Hop Cubano
Cuban hip-hop is celebrated at various venues
throughout Havana during the third week of
Fiesta de la Virgen del Cobre
In the small town of El Cobre, Cubans hold
pilgrimages to the altar of Cuba’s national
saint every year. There is also nation-wide
celebrations in her honour.
Photo Credit: Yvrsigmatech