Traditions and Customs

Mayabeque is  a territory with a great wealth of culture and original cultural manifestations. Here, peasant folklore and dance art live in the memory of the people since ancient times. The arrival of Haitian, Caribbean, Spanish and Chinese immigrants in  the 19th century, who came in search of work, left a cultural imprint on our communities. They brought their traditions with them, and drinks, crafts, music, language, dances and rhythms, and religion, which were  displayed during the festivities in their villages.

Charangas de Bejucal

Traditional music festival that has been celebrated for more than 100 years and it is held always at the same time of the year. It  is also pretty related to the Misa del Gallo (Rooster service), held on  December 24th. Tradition and  dances go around the locality. The town is divided into two, the "La Espina de Oro" (The Golden Thorn)  and "La Ceiba de Plata") (Silver Ceiba), which establish a fraternal competition. People get organized on the streets to represent their parties and create thousands of surprises to better their counterpart. 

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