On January 1st, 1959, Fidel Castro heading what at the time was the Ejercito Rebelde (Rebel Army) triumphed in Santiago de Cuba then started to move towards Havana, to arrive in the city on the 8th of January... The Cuba Destino Caribe team has prepared and compiled as much information as possible about Cuba so that our customers will have the possibility of making better travel plans and selection of the destinations they are willing to visit whilst in this beautiful island. A list of links to recommended informative sites about Cuba is also provides for those who are looking for specific information.
January 1st: Anniversary of the revolution triumph.
On January 1st, 1959, Fidel Castro heading what at the time was the Ejercito Rebelde (Rebel Army) triumphed in Santiago de Cuba then started to move towards Havana, to arrive in the city on the 8th of January.
May Day (May 1st): International Labor Day.
Big parades take place in Cuba during this day
July 26th: Rebelliousness Day.
On July 26th, 1953, a group of revolutionaries tried to take by force the Moncada Garrison in the city of Santiago de Cuba, said garrison was the second fortress in importance for the regime of Batista, whose main fort was Columbia, nowadays Ciudad Libertad ,a military fort converted into a school after the triumph of the Revolution.
October 10th: Date in which the first war of independence started.
This day of the year 1868, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes a Spanish descendant and a rich landowner freed his slaves and urged them to join him and fight against the colonial power of Spain.
Cespedes was killed during the first years of war but the war he started, continued. A series of wars followed until 1898 when the U.S intervene in Cuba and the republic was established four years after.