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Christmas in Havana !!

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Christmas in Havana !!

Where do you recomend to have dinner on December 24th and what to do on Christmas day, December 25th?

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1. Re: Christmas in Havana !!

If you're looking for a traditional Christmas Eve/Christmas Day celebration and feast I would check with some of the hotels....

Any hoopla around christmas is mostly for the tourists benefit, Cubans don't make a big deal out of Christmas at all.

Now New Years...that's a whole different story!

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2. Re: Christmas in Havana !!

Hi Clau:

Christmas is not a big deal for the majority but some do celebrate it.

There are already some announcements of celebrations for both: Christmas and NYE. But I would say that until the end of next week you will not have the whole picture of everything that will happen.

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3. Re: Christmas in Havana !!

Since Christmas in Cuba was forbidden a lot of years, until the visit of the Pop in the 90’s it is not yet, such a big celebration as in other Latin-American countries.

Some people do anyway their best, as it was in the past, to have a dinner this day with tradicional Cuban dishes but most of the Cubans reserve they scarse food for the night of December 31th.

All the Catolics churches celebrate on 24:00 the traditional “Misa de Gallo” . The churches get full of people this night so this would be a great ocassion to meet locals there!

I have been a few times in the Churh “ San Juan” de Letrán, in 19st., between I and H, Vedado, Havana, during the celebration of the “Misa de Gallo”. It’s great there with a lot of people, chorus, Christmas songs, organ music, etc. If you like that kind of activitites I will recommend it!.

I will be also there from 16 til 30 december, with my children visiting my family in Cuba ( I living in Europe since 1994) so, if you want, you could contact me there in Havana.

Sorry for my basic English

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