Cienfuegos, 26 July 2022 (TDI): Cuba celebrates the Day of National Rebellion on 26 July. The Day commemorates the 69th anniversary of the Assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks.

A brief history of Rebellion Day

On 26 July 1953, Commander Fidel Castro, with a hundred revolutionaries, launched the attack on the Moncada army barracks in Santiago de Cuba. 

Although the attacks failed, the uprising marked the beginning of the Cuban revolution. This is why Cubans recognize the date as the Day of Rebellion.

Celebrations for Rebellion Day

Cuba officials commemorated the 69th anniversary of the Day of Revolution in Tomas Terry theater. Cuba’s President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, attended the evening, under the title “Cienfuegos, Dreams, and Hopes.”

The Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, and the Secretary of Organization of the PCC, Roberto Morales Ojeda, also participated. 

The most genuine of Cuban music, especially that of Cienfuegos, was reflected on the stage of the emblematic theatre. Traditional music and poetry came together in a show where the Aragón orchestra -Charanga Eterna, performed.

President Miguel Díaz also toured community areas and Cienfuegos’s educational, productive, cultural, social, and health centers.

President also met with friends from Puerto Rico and the US. In addition, he expressed the gratitude of the Cuban people for their permanent solidarity. The Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, shared the news on his official Twitter account:

In his Tweet, he said: “Today we will be together with the people of Cienfuegos to celebrate the Day of National Rebellion. We will commemorate with the patriotism and popular enthusiasm that emanate from the effort, sacrifice, and determination.”

Congratulatory messages from other states

The officials of several countries congratulate Cuba on this Day.

The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic congratulates the people and government of Cuba on Rebellion Day.

The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, sends a message of congratulations to the people and government of Cuba.

Furthermore, The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, also congratulated the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on the Day of Rebellion.

In addition to this, Cuba’s embassies in different countries also celebrated National Rebellion Day with full festivities.