Culture

Subject:
Intangible heritage

Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of Cuba. ©National Council for Cultural Heritage, Cuba, 2014 2017
Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of Cuba

Share this content:
 
Language: English
Available »Español »English

Summary/Historical Context

Related material that you
may also like:
Festivals Opens in new window
Community participation Opens in new window
Artistic creation Opens in new window
Costumes Opens in new window
Folklore Opens in new window

Held for the first time in 1820 in the town of Remedios, the Festivity of Las Parrandas is a cultural competition now celebrated by eighteen communities in the centre of Cuba. During the competition, each town is divided into two competing parties or neighbourhoods, with spies attempting to spoil the opposing neighbourhood's surprise on the night of the festivity. The festivities combine tradition and modernity and involve a wide range of expressions, including crafts, designs, costumes, music, pyrotechnics and woodwork.


on this subject: https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/01405

Place/region Cuba, Latin America, Caribbean
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Duration:
Production: Cuba. Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural, producer.
Published in:

   LICENSING: for inquiries about licensing or requests for CD/DVD copies of this material, please contact the producer or the author directly. You may also wish to consult our FAQs 6 to 9

Request embed code for your website

Find Content
(OPTIONAL) Only in:
Films
Audio recordings
OR:
Search by name of country or region
Features