Traditions and Customs in La Habana


The customs and traditions in La Havana depend on each neighborhood, however, the most significant are:

The Cannon of the 9 O´Clock

The sound of a cannon shot, from the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña, announces to the habaneros that it’s 9:00 p.m. Until 1863, when the walls that surrounded and protected Havana from the attacks of corsairs and pirates collapsed, that gunshot indicated the imminent closure of the stone belt doors.