Traditions and Customs in Villa Clara
Myths and legends write the history of Villa Clara and the founding of its cities. Imagination and history come together to try to explain many events and stories. There is talk of corsairs and pirates, of güijes and witches, of treasures found and lost. Churches and parks tell the religious traditions of Villa Clara. Remedios was, throughout history, the most attached to traditions.
With more than 500 years of tradition, once a year, on December 24, the Parrandas, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, are celebrated there. Every year visitors come from all over the world to witness the rivalry between two neighborhoods and enjoy when they merge in their cultural manifestations of centuries-old origins, the original mixture that distinguishes the Cuban nation.