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Leap Years

To overcome this irregularity, he sought the advice of an astronomer named Sosigenes, who suggested adding to the Julian calendar an additional day every four years in the month of February, the shortest day in the calendar with a usual duration of 28 days.

Guarapo and pachanga to cheer up the soul

A Cuban song assures that if you drink guarapo (sugar cane juice) in the morning the good things stay and the bad things go away, but there is another music theme that perhaps cheers up the soul and makes the body move in the same way, or maybe more.

Sugar traced the route of Columbus to America

Historical research by Eng. Arodis Caballero Núñez, director general of the Cuban Institute for Research on Sugar Cane Derivatives (Icidca in Spanish), revealed that Columbus’ father-in-law made sugar in the Madeira Islands.

The Cuban chess genius Capablanca

When Capablanca turned 12, the veteran chess player admits that he no longer has to teach Raulito anything, because he beats him again and again. Thus the legend of the "child prodigy" who transcends national borders was born. He was champion of Cuba at the age of 12 and of the world at the age of 29.

A journey into the history of the streetcar

The first electric streetcar of the capital circulated on March 22, 1911 until El Vedado. Gradually lines were built throughout the capital, until an avenue was named Línea, for this reason.

Curious notes from Havana

Havana celebrates its half-millennium, filled with the affection, admiration and devotion of those who were born or arrived in it and fell in love with its charms.

The Fraternity of a Park

This beautiful park is located in one of the most central and frequented areas of the Cuban capital, on one side of the National Capitol and by the Paseo del Prado.

A trip on the little boats from Regla

It is said that more than 30,000 people are transported daily by the friendly little boats that cross the Havana bay to and from Regla and Casablanca, two towns on the other side of the Cuban capital’s port.


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