Festivities for the Day of National Rebellion

Festivities for the Day of National Rebellion

July 25-27
This three-day national holiday is celebrated throughout Cuba. It commemorates an attack that took place on July 26, 1953, when rebel forces led by Fidel Castro struck the Moncada army barracks in Santiago de Cuba. Although the attack was unsuccessful, it is remembered as the beginning of the rebellion that eventually ousted the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959.
The holiday is an occasion for displays of national pride and mass rallies organized by the state. Crowds of 100,000 are common in Havana, where a carnival, live music, singing, dancing, and flag waving mark the occasion. Santiago de Cuba also has a large carnival, and other cities in the country host celebrations as well.
CONTACTS:
Ministry of Tourism
Calle 19
No. 710
Vedado
Havana, Cuba
www.cubatravel.cu