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1. Posted by moto123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

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Hello everyone:
If anybody has any information on when the "carnavales" are in the different cities in Cuba please post it here so everybody knows and can plan a trip for such dates. I was in Havana in July 2006 and the carnavales there should've started on July 20 but they were cancel due to Fidel's illness.

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

Havana Carnival late July,early August.
25.- 27.July Celebration of the National Rebellion
Santiago de Cuba last two weeks in July and the first week in August.


3. Posted by cthcuba (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

the carnival schedule is not published yet, it seems that this year there are not carnivals, it happen frequently

4. Posted by rctravel (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

i went to cuba carnivale in 2002 but i have been to cuba 4 times so far

5. Posted by mohnton (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

I am going to Cuba in July and my friend who lives in Santiago wrote me that the carnevals start there the 22. of july and lasts until the 29th...? Anyone to confirm this?

6. Posted by moto123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Yes, in Santiago the carnavales will be from July 27 to the 29 according to casa owner from Santiago. He also told me that in Habana the carnavales won't start until August but he was not sure about the exact date in August.
I will be in Cuba for three weeks on July 13 (Havana, Ciego, Santiago). Does any one wants to join me for a beer?
Chao :)

7. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

I would love to join you for a beer or a mojito.
will land in Havana at Sunday the 15.July.spend 3-4 days in Havana,have to see the exhibition Frieda Kahlo y Diego Rivera there.then I will go to see some other places and of course I will go to Santiago for the carnaval.:)

I have'nt bookt any accommodation in Havana yet,think it's about time to make up my mind.sure it will be close to the old part of Havana.
how do we meet?

8. Posted by moto123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

If you are arriving on the 15 to Habana looks like I will just miss you since I am leaving for Ciego de Avila on that day, but if you decide to stop over in Ciego on your way to Santiago please call me so we can have that mojito. I will be staying at this phone number (33) 214026.
Anyway it looks like we both will be in Santiago for the carnavales, maybe then we can meet and have some fun.
Anybody else would like to join us? how about it mohnton. How is your salsa?

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 9, 2007, at 2:28 AM by jmvc4 ]