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23rd Festival of Ibero-American Culture Concludes in Holguín

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Despite the rainfall occurred on these days in Holguín, October brought multiple examples of brotherhood and meetings among different nations during the 23rd edition of the Ibero-American Culture festival (Fiesta de la Cultura Iberoamericana), held in this eastern Cuban city.


Day after day, the also known as the Cuban city of the Parks welcomed a varied program of activities that recalled the landing of Admiral Christopher Columbus, 525 years ago, along the coast of Bariay, in the current municipality of Rafael Freire.

Bariay hosted the closing of the bulk of festivities of Fiesta de la Cultura Iberoamericana, which since 1992 takes place in the province of Holguín during the last days of October, as an official space for the encounter between the aboriginal and the European cultures.

This edition was attended by more than 150 delegates from some 20 countries including Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Peru and the United States, who were invited from Bariay to the next edition of the event.

During the celebration, Tania Diaz from Holguín expressed her satisfaction to witness the meeting, while Juan Manuel Baltazar, from Mexico, described the event as multifaceted, which will be very useful to himself to fraternize from culture with the different regions represented.

The program of the Festival included the traditional space the Ibero-American Congress of Thinking, which delivered the National Research Prize José Manuel Guarch del Monte to Yanara Grau Reyes for her research Rescue and conservation of the musical work of Holguin composer of the XIX century José María Ochoa.

Fulfilling a tradition of friendship and unity emerged since 2012 after the effects caused by Hurricane Sandy in eastern Cuba that year, the International Solidarity Brigade attending the event toured Holguin communities affected last September by hurricane Irma, taking to their residents the love and admiration in the midst of the recovery efforts to which they are engaged.

La Fiesta de la Cultura Iberoamericana showed the solidarity among peoples that make it up, who were convened once again for the next edition, on October 2018. / ACN

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