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The Festivals are a confirmation of the Culture and Tradition on the island.

Festival del Habano

This Festival is held each year in February in the Havana Convention Hall (Palacio de Convenciones). This is a festival for exclusive Havana cigar distributors, manufactures, suppliers of the tobacco industry, craftsmen and collectors, smokers clubs and cigar lovers.
(Festival del Habano - http://www.festivaldelhabano.com)

International Havana Hip Hop and Rap Festival

This festival is held each year in August at the suburb ALAMAR 20km east of the city center. Read about the life in Alamar to understand the roots of the Cuban Rap.

Habana Carnival (Carnaval de la Habana)

This event is held each year at the end of July along the malecon, the seaside boulevard. Many colorful dance and music groups from different neighborhoods parade in the city. The roots for this Carnival go back to the ancient slave and Afro Cuban traditions.

International Jazz Festival

This jazz festival is held on the 14 -17 th February at the Teatro Amadeo Roldán

Havana International Book Fair

Held at the El Morro, is a commercial book fair (end Januari)

International Havana Ballet Festival

This is a bi-annual festival held at the Grand Teatro de La Habana in the city center (October 24th - November 6th)

International Ernest Hemingway Marlin Fishing Tournament

Held at the beginning of June at the Marina Hemingway.
email: yachtclub(at)cnih.mh.cyt.cu

Bienal de La Habana (10th Habana Biennial)

With works of more than 150 artists. The event is held at the Centro de Arte Comtemporánes Wilfredo Lam, San Ignacio street 22 Old Havana.
(see http://www.havana-cultura.com - Habana Cultura)

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