One special attraction of the Japanese Culture Week is the Cosplay exhibition. Cosplay, short for “costume play,” which has its source in manga and anime, comic books, video games and films, has gained popularity since its inception in the 1970s. Cosplayers portray their favorite characters in conventions, competitions, and miscellaneous events. Havana, Cuba

Date: , 2020
Type of event: Embassy Culture Weeks
  • July 26, 1953: Attack on Moncada Barracks

    July 26, 1953: Attack on Moncada Barracks  LH 5

    On July 26, 1953 a group of young men and two women led by Fidel Castro attacked the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba while another group attacked the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks in the cit …

    International Workers’ Day

    International Workers’ Day  LH 5

    Hundreds of thousands of Cubans filed through Havana’s Revolution Square on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in a May Day parade that paid tribute to Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan leader…A sea of workers, many we …

    Paco De Lucía at the 2013 Leo Brouwer Chamber Music Festival

    Paco De Lucía at the 2013 Leo Brouwer Chamber Music Festival  LH 5

    We cannot thank Leo Brower enough for his contribution to Cuban culture. Not only for his work—possibly the most extensive and solid of all time of any Cuban composer—but also for the time he has devo …

    Romerías de Mayo

    Romerías de Mayo  LH 4

    As every year, the city of Holguín is getting ready to receive hundreds of creators from every manifestation of the arts. In its 20th edition, 200 artists from 25 countries have confirmed their partic …

    Marcha de las Antorchas: A tribute to José Martí

    Marcha de las Antorchas: A tribute to José Martí  LH 4

    The writings of one man have enlightened and inspired Cubans for over a century. This man is José Martí, and every year on January 27, students and workers gather together to celebrate his birth in th …

    Japanese Samurai in Havana for the week of the rising sun

    Japanese Samurai in Havana for the week of the rising sun  LH 4

    It is one of those juxtapositions that make you look twice, which challenges your preconception of where you are. Japanese samurai performing Aikido in Plaza de Armas, a crowd of Japanese looking peop …

    XV Festival Romerías de Mayo

    XV Festival Romerías de Mayo  LH 4

    Continuing a tradition that goes back to the Colonial period, in 1993 a group of young Cuban artists decided to revive these “romerias” (al fresco religious festivities) that announce the arrival of s …

    Mayo Teatral

    Mayo Teatral  LH 4

    The forerunner was the Festival of Latin American Theater sponsored by the Casa de las Americas in the early 1960s and by 1964 attaining international characteristics. By the end of the 60s it had sto …

    Havana’s 2014 International Book Fair

    Havana’s 2014 International Book Fair  LH 4

    Havana’s International Book Fair opened its doors in February with its usual flair to once again become that huge annual event celebrating the mythical power of books. Perched on the ramparts of the M …

    Plenty of Love despite the rain

    Plenty of Love despite the rain  LH 4

    6th International Love In Festival, 2013 The Sixth International Love In Festival had to contend with some vicious weather with tropical downpours more reminiscent of Bognor Regis than Havana. Nonethe …

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