Cuba

Luis Castellanos

Cuba

Luis Castellanos

World Geography

November 9, 2014

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Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean connected with 4000 other small islands and cays. Cuba is a very beautiful country to visit with all the attractions they have. Sirena beach, Playa Paraiso beach, and Pilar beach are some of Cuba's beautiful beaches. They're waters are crystal clear and they're sands are a rich white. You can also visit the Plaza de la Catredal and la Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad in Cuba.

Religion

Most of Cuba's population follows the Roman Catholicism religion. An estimated 5% of all the Roman Catholics in Cuba attend mass regularly.

Language

Cuba's main language is Spanish. The only difference between the Spanish they speak and regular Spanish is the way they pronounce some words. The proper way to say hello in Cuban is "hola".
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People

There are different types of ethnicity in Cuba. The main three are whites, mulattos/mestizo, and blacks.

Customs and Traditions

The most famous of all Cuba festivals is the carnival held annually from July 18 to 27. One of the most raucous of Cuban events the weeklong festival celebrates Cuban traditions dating back hundreds of years. Like many other Cuban festivals, the Santiago carnival began as a religious event: the saint day of Santiago (St. James) is July 25. Cuba has a variety of dances including Danzon, cha-cha-cha, salsa, and bolero. They also have a wide variety of food such as black beans, fried plantains, meats, and a variety of stews.

Economy

The economy is a largely state-controlled, centrally planned economy overseen by the government, though there remains significant foreign investment and private enterprise in Cuba. Most of the means of production are owned and run by the government, and most of the labor force is employed by the state. Cubans do what they can for a living. They mostly focus on tourists that visit their country. They also catch fresh fish and sell it on markets.

Holidays and Festivals

Cuba has many holidays and festivals through out the year. some of this festivals are the water festival, carnival, the jazz festival and others. in the water festival they celebrate the founding of Villa of Our Lady of the Assumption of Baracoa. On the jazz festival, they celebrate all their different types of jazz and music.