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Year of the Cock Attracts Tourists to Havana

The strong impact of the tourism industry to travel to Cuba, in particular, to Havana, is combined with the recently started Chinese New Moon Year, to attact travellers from the entire world to the island.


30 de enero de 2017 - Prensa Latina

The strong impact of the tourism industry to travel to Cuba, in particular, to Havana, is combined with the recently started Chinese New Moon Year, to attact travellers from the entire world to the island.

A feast, with a great colour and activity, gathered this weekend a whole crowd of Chinese descendants, and also many tourists.

Dedicated to the Year of the Cock this time, the Chinese New Moon Year started on January 28, with a display by the Cuban Wushu School located in Havana's Chinatown, something that attracted the eyes of many spectators, because of the skill showed by the children.

The Dragon Dance, with steps with swords and fans, movements performed by third age people, occupied the first hours of the exhibition or festival

The Cuban Wushu School (1995) sponsors the practice of therapeutical exercises (Jian Shen Qigong), participates in the rescue of the Chinese culture and traditions and the formation of new generations.

The Cock constitutes the 10th animal in the Chinse Zodiac, a symbol of kindness, represents the early morning, the sunrise.

People with this Chinese sign, are characterized as hard-working, talented.

The Havana Chinatown, all colorful, with the predominance of red, and known in Cuba because of its restaurants, offering dishes that mimic the best recipes from China.

Chinatown in 1990 began its recovery and reconstruction, with ups and downs, but always preserving the legacy of that Asian nation, as well as the celebrations for the Lunar New Year.


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