Fiesta del Fuego (Fire Festival) | Cuba, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Fiesta del Fuego (Fire Festival)

Where:   Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
When:    Annually in start July.
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
Fire Festival - Cuba. The event takes place at Santiago De Cuba were mass of people come from the Caribbean Islands.

A lot of bands play with percussion instruments and people do not cease moving around the giant fire places wearing colorful cloths, holding swords and yelling weird screams in order to throw all the bad and evil that they had gathered over the whole year.
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Fire Festival
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CUBATUR (Santiago de Cuba)
Phone:(53-22) 652560
Telefax (53-22)
Phone: (53-22) 642387/ 6422845
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Santiago de Cuba travel information
Dialing code: 22
Longitude: -75.82194°
Latitude: 20.02472°
Cuba information address: Ministry of Tourism Calle 19 No 710 Entre Paseo Vedado Havana Cuba Telephone: +53 (0)7 330 545.
Tourist website:

Cuba country details
Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida.
Capital: Havana
Currency: Cuban peso (CUP) and Convertible peso (CUC)
Voltage and Frequency: 120V 60Hz
Dialing country code: +53
Language: Spanish

Cuba background and overview:
The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries. Large numbers of African slaves were imported to work the coffee and sugar plantations, and Havana became the launching point for the annual treasure fleets bound for Spain from Mexico and Peru. Spanish rule, marked initially by neglect, became increasingly repressive, provoking an independence movement and occasional rebellions that were harshly suppressed. It was US intervention during the Spanish-American War in 1898 that finally overthrew Spanish rule. The subsequent Treaty of Paris established Cuban independence, which was granted in 1902 after a three-year transition period. Fidel CASTRO led a rebel army to victory in 1959; his iron rule has held the regime together since then. Cuba's Communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The country is now slowly recovering from a severe economic recession in 1990, following the withdrawal of former Soviet subsidies, worth $4 billion to $6 billion annually. Cuba portrays its difficulties as the result of the US embargo in place since 1961. Illicit migration to the US - using homemade rafts, alien smugglers, air flights, or via the southwest border - is a continuing problem. The US Coast Guard intercepted 2,712 individuals attempting to cross the Straits of Florida in fiscal year 2005.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]