Cuba - Background Information
Festivities & EventsJuly The Festival de Caribe is celebrated in Santiago de Cuba with hot Afro-Cuban dances. Carneval in Santiago de Cuba stands for brash costumes and ecstatic dances.
August/September In memory of the Cuban singer Bartolomé Moré, there's the Benny Moré Festival, a music festival in Cienfuegos.
October/November The annual theater festival in Havana is called Festival de Teatro de la Habana (http://www.fth.cult.cu).
November Copa Varadero is a sailing regatta in Varadero.
December This month the International Jazz Festival in Havana takes place (http://www.jazzcuba.com).
Parrandas is a carneval-like street party in Remedios. Colorful parades and a large firework show are part of the festival.
December/January Feria Internacional de Artesanía is a big handicraft fair in Havana.