Holguín is getting ready to celebrate a new edition of the Culture Week from January 14 to 20, a space that gathers all the artistic expressions and the different spheres of social life to promote the cultural traditions of this eastern city.
The program will include the inauguration of the City Hall in the Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and the 30th edition of the National Meeting of Studies on Independence Wars, in addition to recognitions to illustrious sons and outstanding personalities, explained to the Cuban News Agency, Hermes González, technical assistant director of the Municipal Department of Culture.
The delivery of the City Awards will take place on January 20, in the main hall of the Eddy Suñol theater. Awards are granted in 12 categories including print press, television, visual arts , literature, poetry and music, among others, said Gilberto González Seik, president of the organizing committee of the awards.
On this occasion, the jury will be constituted by 40 members, including local writer Emerio Medina, Casa de Las Américas Prize, and poets José Luis Serrano and Luis Yuseff, both with the Nicolás Guillén Award, González Seik said.
The Holguín Culture Week will be dedicated to the poet and stage director Alfonso Bandera Tamayo and the historian and cultural promoter Georgelina Miranda Peláez, who have contributed to the cultural life of the city, as well as the 60th anniversary of the Provincial Library Alex Urquiola and 55 of the Orfeón.
The 2019’s edition marks 267 years of the granting of the Title of City to this city in eastern Cuba, on January 18, 1752. The celebration will promote the history, culture and customs of the people of Holguín.