The New Year in Havana
Liberty Island has become in recent yearsmore popular among tourists from different countries. The reason - and the white beaches, and inexpressible words infinite blue of the Caribbean Sea, and hot dances pretty mulatto. But most importantly, to aspire to the travelers who go to Cuba - it's an amazing sense of freedom, covering upon arrival on the magical island. You want to feel like a bird, over which no one has the power? Your selection - the New Year in Havana!
Tradition, which returned
On 31 December the residents of Liberty Islandfilled with water all containers in the house and ceremoniously splash it out of the windows when no longer beat the clock. So, drive the old year and washed away all the troubles that have occurred in it. Against one of the soul has nothing to bystanders, because the average January temperature here is not less than 25 degrees. During the battle of hours accepted to eat 12 grapes and make a wish. This tradition came from Spain, and the Cubans are trying to perform an ancient ritual.
Parisian gentleman and salty taste Malecon
The Cuban capital is generous to the festive mood. Here you will not meet people or sad sad eyes. City seemed created for unbridled fun and noisy carnival. Christmas traditions on St. persist for many years: a holiday left this once inhabitants of the island of winter, banning Christmas.
The best place for a Christmas walk through the old womanHavana - St. Francis Square with its famous Fountain of Lions, which is located next to the sculpture of the Paris beau. Check his touching and sad story can be a ride in a carriage with cute horses: every other middle-aged driver is fluent in Russian.
The coach can go and on the Malecon -urban waterfront, which is a hallmark of the city. Here, lovers of music and dance, are improvised concerts and organized marches.
The New Year in Havana residents meet for its generouscovered tables. In the menu - suckling pig on a spit with black beans, fried plantains, mangoes and of course, His Majesty the rum! Cuban rum - this is the famous brand.
Celebrating, you can visit the Rum Museum in the streetSan Pedro on the shores of Havana Bay, or enjoy the famous Cuban "mojito" in your favorite pub of Hemingway "Bodega del Media". But again this is only a brand, and not cheap. His most delicious cocktail prepared with mint Cuban mistress. Make friends with the locals, and the rest for the New Year in Havana will more vivid and memorable.