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Direct from Cuba: Three Off-the-Beaten Path Festivals in Cuba

Parrandas in Remedios

Parrandas in Remedios

Hi, I’m Miguel, blogging direct from Cuba. I hope you enjoy reading my blogs as much as I enjoy writing them! Finally the time has come for many to travel legally to Cuba.


The quintessential Cuban parranda is the one in Remedios in the central Sancti Spiritus province. Its Christmas festival takes place from the 16th to 26th of December, but the main event is on the night of December 24th. Dating back to the year 1820, the legend says the parranda was started by Father Francisco Vigil de Quiñones, priest at the Iglesia Mayor of San Juan Bautista de los Remedios, because he sent kids on the street to make as much noise as possible to make locals go to Mass.

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