Cuba Liberation Day

Cuba Liberation Day

January 1; July 26
This national public holiday commemorates the overthrow of the military government of Fulgencio Batista (1901-1973) led by Fidel Castro (b. 1926) that succeeded on January 1, 1959. July 26 is National Day, another public holiday marking the beginning of the revolution Castro led in 1953.
CONTACTS:
Cuban Mission to the U.N.
315 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016
212-689-7215; fax: 212-689-9073
embacuba.cubaminrex.cu
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, pp. 1, 123