Cuban Anniversary of the Beginning of the Wars of Independence

Cuban Anniversary of the Beginning of the Wars of Independence

October 10
This official holiday in Cuba marks the day in 1868 when Cuba declared its autonomy from Spain. The declaration, called the Grito de Yara, began the Ten Years' War (1868-1878), which was the first of three wars that Cuba fought against Spain for its freedom.
Schools and offices in Cuba are closed on this day.
CONTACTS:
Ministry of Tourism
Calle 19
No. 710
Vedado
Havana, Cuba
www.cubatravel.cu