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Cultural Traditions of Holguin

The Cultural Traditions of Holguin have its origin starting from the produced transculturation among the aboriginal, Hispanic and African ethnoses, these last two components represents the basic stocks of this process; they also influence other ethnic groups that arrived in the XX century of English and French speaking, fundamentally Jamaican and Haitian.

Inside the oldest festival traditions in Holguin, well-known from the XVIII century, they are The Romerías de Mayo, The Patronal Parties, La Cruz's Party and La Cruz's Altars. These with true Hispanic antecedents in its beginnings, with posteriority, the Creole population printed it their private seal.

In Holguin it’s also practiced the parties of syncretic cult. In Sagua de Tánamo it is still danced The Tumba Francesa (The French Dance) that it’s of frank Haitian origin.

Today many of our best cultural customs have been rescued as the ballroom dancing Lanceros Mayariceros.

All these Traditions of Cuba in its cartographic representation constitute a source of information for studious, investigators, educators, specialists, cultural promoters, students and anyone who needs data about the ethnic, social and historical incidence of the parties.