Liberation Day in Cuba ― Date, History, and Details

Liberation Day in Cuba

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History of Liberation Day in Cuba and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Cuba’s Liberation Day is celebrated on January 1st, commemorating the day in 1959 when Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro overthrew the Cuban government. The holiday is celebrated with a military parade in Havana, where Castro would address the nation from the balcony of the Presidential Palace. Following his death in 2016, his brother Raul Castro took over the role of addressing the nation on Liberation Day. In recent years, the holiday has also been used to commemorate other Cuban revolutionaries, such as Ernesto “Che” Guevara.