The “Romerías de Mayo” festival in the eastern Cuba province of Holguin, has once again reaffirmed its position as one of Latin America’s most important cultural events for young people.

The organizers said that the colorful display of all the continents’ flags at the opening parade of what is also popularly known as the festival of youth was a symbolic representation of the roots that unite the people of the region.

The “Romerías de Mayo” festival in the eastern Cuba province of Holguin, has once again reaffirmed its position as one of Latin America’s most important cultural events for young people.Amongst many other interesting activities included in the event program was the International Solidarity Meeting, dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro’s, 90th birthday.

This occasion marked the opening of both the XV International Street Theater Festival and "Electroromerías“, featuring performance arts and music groups from home and abroad.

Another attractive feature of the festival this year was the presentation of books such as “The Force of Loving” by Mexican poet, Ramón Jesús Alejandro Hernández, ”Circulating” by Martha Cecilia Andrade from Colombia and “Song of Eternity” by Joaquín Osorio from Cuba.

Young Cuban writer Heriberto Machado told The Havana Reporter that artists ‘consume’ art to nourish their creative spirits and the Romerías de Mayo was a great way to do so.

The Ciego de Avila based writer added that, ”These festivities have been going for a long time now, it is an event that enjoys prestige and it keeps one up to date with the latest goings on in the young arts scene around the world”.

A photo exhibition at the Provincial Periquera Museumanc entitled “Fidel, A Man Across Time” proved very popular with those who had come to the so-called City of Parks.

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