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Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of Cuba

Language: English
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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.

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Place/region: Cuba, Latin America, Caribbean
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Cuba. Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural
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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-RL-0140500004
Source ref.: DOC:0140500004;CAND:01405
Rights holder: Cuba. Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural