Cuba

By Joshua Parrish

The Flag of Cuba

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The flag of Cuba, most recently adopted on 20 May 1902, features five stripes of blue and white and a red triangle on the left-hand side. A white star is situated on the red triangle. The original three provinces are symbolized by the three blue stripes. The triangle symbolizes liberty, and the red of the triangle is for the blood of Cuban patriots. The star represents freedom and sovereignty.

The Map of Cuba

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Information

The capital of Cuba is Havana and they are 2 minutes behind us. The latitude of Cuba is 23.08 and the longitude is -82.22. The population is 11,047,251. Also, their currency is Cuban peso.

Cuban Customs

Men greet with a handshake and say ,How are you? They often shake hands with everyone when entering a home or greeting a group. Most women kiss each other once on the cheek and offer a verbal greeting.

Holidays

Day of the National Rebellion
Day of the National Rebellion marks the 1953 attack that Castro and his revolutionaries carried out on one of Batista's barracks. Though the attack was unsuccessful, it is considered the beginning of the Castro revolution. The holiday coincides with Havana's local carnival. People get the day off of work and gather in city centers, where they celebrate in the streets. The president gives a speech. Today, the president does not speak for long, but when Fidel Castro was president, he would give speeches lasting three to five hours and full of criticisms of U.S. imperialism.

New Year's
New Year's Eve is one of the largest celebrations of the year. The party begins in the evening with a large feast. At midnight people kiss each other. Various traditions are thought to bring good luck: many people go out into the streets with an empty suitcase and others throw buckets of water out of windows or off of balconies to symbolically cleanse their houses of evil and start the new year afresh.

Clothes

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These are some clothes wore by Cuban immigrants.

Food

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This is some Cuban food.