When visiting Cuba in the summer months, you may want to take advantage of the fun and festivities that happen throughout the country. Depending on where you’re staying; you may find fun in that specific area to take advantage too, or you can travel to the other areas and enjoy all that they have to provide you with. With so many events happening in the warm summer air, visiting Cuba will never be dull or boring. It can be exciting, fun and exotic.
Check out the current events that are happening in Cuba in the summer of 2015.
Trinidad Carnival – June 24 – 27 Every Year
Bright, loud and exciting. This carnival takes place to honor the coronation of the “the Queen and Ladies.” Floats and Creole traditions come together on the streets of the area to provide a spectacular show that everyone is welcome to come and take part in. Everyone is decked out in costumes and masks, while contests and games are awaiting one and all to come and take part. Win something to bring home, or eat delicious Cuban food from one of the many vendors. Stop and listen to the street bands, speak with the locals and have an all out good time. Vacqueros cowboys ride their horses through the parade to show off their riding abilities, and let people meet the horses behind the men.
Camaguey Carnival – June 24 – 29 Every Year
The 24 is the Day of San Juan, and this festival is made to honor the rich traditions and cultures that come from that city. This is the oldest festival happening throughout the country, and continues to take place every year. It dates back to the 18th century where everyone from the towns would come together to have this type of party and enjoy the atmosphere, food, people and fun. All art forms are put on display to express the overcome of the western colonies in the past. Floats, conga lines and people dressed in brightly colored costumes adorn the streets during the festival. Food vendors line the streets, as well as bands providing deep music. The burning of an effigy takes place in honor of St. Peter later on during the celebration.
Festival del Caribe – July 3 – 9 Every Year
Music and dance from the culture is celebrated during this week long festival. The festival is meant to be an exchange of many different cultures and diverse population throughout the country. They work to create strong ties and bonds between the people that live amongst one another and use music, art and dance to do this. Common cultural elements are highlighted during the event, showcasing each nations work and history. Outdoor and indoor events are provided, food, free music, goat cart rides, costumed dancers, parades and beer stands are all offered each of the days. Exciting, colorful and enriching; this festival welcomes one and all to be a part of the fun.
Santiago de Cuba Carnival – July 22 – 28 Every Year
This carnival is the largest and most famous throughout all of Cuba. Happening each and every year, people from all over the world come to take part in the festivities that are provided. Colored costumes, rhythmic drums and dance all come together to create one of the most exciting and prolific events throughout Cuba.Cubans come together during this event to remember who they are and who they came from. Their heritage runs deep as they put on traditional plays, shows and dances. The event takes place over the Cuban National Holiday on July 26.
26 July Celebrations – July 26 Every Year
This date marks one of the most known revolutionary period for Cubans. Communist banners, posters and graffiti line the streets during this celebration where they celebrate being Cuban and having their freedom. They all come together to remember their history, culture and community as a whole. This is a part of their history that they will continue to remember, to celebrate and come together as a whole during.
Whether you’re visiting the area during these dates, or want to come out and celebrate them with the communities; they provide festive fun and welcome on and all to take part with them in the many events that happen throughout the year.