How do Cubans celebrate Halloween in Cuba?
This famous celebration in Cuba is celebrated on November 2nd and is called “Dia de Los Fieles Difuntos”. It has been celebrated in our country for centuries, as a way of remembering our dear ancestors.
What happens in Cuba during Halloween?
From early hours the locals begin to arrive at the cemetery to organize and decorate the abode of the dead. We bring buckets, brushes, and brooms to scrub and shine the marbles of the vaults.
Then we install temporary spotlights to illuminate the place in the dark night. Finally, we accommodate, on the graves, large bouquets of flowers for the dead themselves and those known. Only when everything is ready we leave to return at night to a memorable evening.
Preparations for Halloween in Cuba
That day we eat early because the cemetery is almost always a family walk. It is very likely that at night a persistent drizzle, announcing the arrival of a cold front, makes its appearance as if it were to greet the dead.
All families carry candles, flowers, meals that our relatives liked, Tobacco, coffee and rum. Once the candles are lit, the solemn ceremony begins. Everyone around, silently or speaking quietly, remembers their dead relatives in one way or another.
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