Camagüey, Jun 18.- As it happens every year on this date, the annual carnival known as San Juan Camagüeyano will mark the life of those who live in this five-centuries-old city and visitors alike from June 24 to 29.
Celebrations will begin following the reading of the “bando” (a governmental decree that regulates the festivity) on the eve of June 24th, afterwards in each block and organized by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) residents will cook the traditional “ajiaco”.
Six floats, seven conga and same number of comparsa bands will be making their way through downtown Camagüey as part of the San Juan carnival on June 25th, 26th and 28th starting at 7:00 p.m. Same parade will take place in Camaguey populous neighborhoods such as Lenin, Previsora and Julio Antonio Mella on June 27th.
The children’s parade will be on Sunday, June 28th, along La Libertad Avenue, and other cultural offerings will be available at the Casino Campestre, Cuba’s largest urban park.
As guests, musical group like Arnaldo y su Talismán, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco, Fiverson, Los Karachi and Yakaré will travel to Camagüey to participate in this holiday. Besides, well-known humorists Diego Álvarez Tan, Nelson Gudín and Víctor Rojas will also perform in Camagüey.
The local carnival known as San Juan Camagüeyano is one of the oldest popular parties in Cuba and it summarizes a complex of socio-cultural relations which originated in the 18th century. (Adelante/Radio Cadena Agramonte).