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Fernando Rodríguez Sosa's e-book on reading sees the light of day in Cuba

Fernando Rodríguez Sosa's e-book on reading sees the light of day in Cuba

Cubaliteraria and the Cuban Book and Reading...

Trova returns to Cienfuegos with

Trova returns to Cienfuegos with "Al sur de mi mochila" (South of my backpack)

Two years after the last edition, the Trova festival...

Nominations for conservation and restoration awards in Cienfuegos announced

Nominations for conservation and restoration awards in Cienfuegos announced

The Provincial Center of Cultural Heritage and the...

  • Fernando Rodríguez Sosa's e-book on reading sees the light of day in Cuba

    Fernando Rodríguez Sosa's e-book on reading sees...

  • Trova returns to Cienfuegos with

    Trova returns to Cienfuegos with "Al sur de mi...

  • Nominations for conservation and restoration awards in Cienfuegos announced

    Nominations for conservation and restoration...

This Month in History

4-17-1986: Tomás Acea Cemetery in Cienfuegos declared a National Monument.

4-17-1986: Tomás Acea Cemetery in Cienfuegos declared a National Monument.

It is located outside the urban area. This monumental eclectic construction with an impressive façade was built by the interest of Nicolás Acea's family, one of the wealthiest in the city. In it, the funeral enclosures are harmoniously integrated into the landscape with interior avenues, flanked by fruit and ornamental trees. This necropolis is the one with the longest history on the island. It treasures funerary monuments of great cultural value. Its entrance gate is an interesting replica of the Parthenon, built in 1926. The Monument to the Fallen revolutionaires of September 5th and the Pantheon of the Internationalists fighters stand out in this cemetery.

21-4-1940An exhibition of drawings and caricatures by Alfonso Salcines Díaz from Cienfuegos was inaugurated at El Ateneo.


21--4- 1940 An exhibition of drawings and caricatures by Alfonso Salcines Díaz from Cienfuegos was inaugurated at El Ateneo

This caricaturist and painter, born in Cienfuegos, became known in the magazine El Figaro in 1909 and later in the magazines Bohemia and Cuba y America. In 1913 his comic strip Los viajes de Maximin y Siropito, published in the newspaper El Heraldo de Cuba, became popular. He came to use the pseudonym Alex (1906).

 

 

 

4-15-1881: Clotilde del Carmen Rodríguez y López (La hija del Damují) dies.

4-15-1881: Clotilde del Carmen Rodríguez y López (La hija del Damují) dies.

She was born in Cienfuegos on June 3, 1829. She was the first teacher who taught primary education to the children of Cienfuegos. She is the first poet born in the Fernandina de Jagua colony. She never wanted to publish her verses, but a disciple printed against her will a volume of her poetic productions titled Efusiones del Alma (1964). She wrote innumerable poems, a drama and several comedies. Creator of the Cienfuegos flag that she embroidered for General Germán Barrios to carry as a banner to the patriots who marched to the field of the revolution. The Daughter of Damují, as she was called, died in her hometown, on a date like this.

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