Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Celebrations for the 80th birthday of Cuban President Fidel Castro organized by the Ecuadorian Guayasamin Foundation and the military parade for the 50th anniversary of Cuba´s Armed Forces will bring Cubans together this week.
History and patriotism will once again come together on the Island with those top level activities. Over 1,000 personalities from 64 countries will be in Cuba since late November until early December to honor Fidel Castro on his 80th birthday, an initiative by the foundation named after late Ecuadorian painter Osvaldo Guayasamin.
That institution offered to celebrate the Cuban leader´s birthday with a concert at the Havana Anti-imperialist Tribune, and an exhibition of Guayasamin´s works.
Adoum (1926, Ambato, Ecuador), former private secretary to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was the first famous academic who arrived in Havana for the festivities.
The Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yerodia Abdoulaye Ndombasi, is also among the guests who have already arrived in the last few hours.
In that context, the December 2 military parade will mark the 50 anniversary of the Armed Forces, founded that day in honor to the disembarkation of the Granma Yatch.
The parade will be preceded by the traditional walk by university students recalling the assassination of eight medicine students by Spanish colonialists on November 27, 1871.