Traditions and Customs in Ciego de Ávila
Among the traditions and customs of Ciego de Avila stands out the Haitian element, carrier of strong manifestations like esoteric practices, the festivities and culinary traditions that, up to these days, have several and important settlements. With the same importance we have the Jamaican settlements, located in the south of the province, that because of their characteristics have been object of analysis and studies in Cuba and foreign countries. Read more...
The cults to Afro-Cuban religions generate systematic festivities to celebrate the deities, and the religions Vudu, Regla de Ocha and Palo Monte are intertwined in amazing internal syncretism to generate new liturgical and festive customs in Ciego de Avila.
The peasant traditions are developed in all the province of Ciego de Avila and give origin to phenomenon so rooted as the famous band Rojo and Azul of Majagua, awarded with the Memoria Viva and Cultura Comunitaria prizes.
Other traditions of Ciego de Avila, with very singular expressions, are in las parrandas de Chambas and Punta Alegre, with lots of popular art where the people is the main protagonist. As a very recent apparition, The Nautical Festival of Punta Alegre, such as the Aquatic Carnival of Moron and the Festivities of Ana Maria del Mar, in Júcaro, constitute festivities with deep roots in the communities of Ciego de Avila.