Day of the national uprising in Cuba

26 July in 1953 is considered one of the most important dates in the modern history of Cuba — is the beginning of the Cuban Revolution Day (National Rebellion Day). In the morning, a group of Cuban revolutionary insurgents led by the then little-known tried to storm the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city of Cuba (also called the day of the anniversary of Moncada — Moncada Anniversary ).

Moncada Barracks shortly after atakiHotya Moncada assault on the fortress, and the attack against the government F.Batisty (Fulhencio Batista), which decided about 160 men who completed the complete defeat of the Future Combat Team Commander, the day July 26 became a symbol of the revolution and favorite holidays on the island. Weekend announced three days 25, 26 and 27 July. Full-scale celebrations and carnivals are held annually in Havana and Santiago de Cuba.

In all areas of the day Cubans hold carnivals, concerts and, of course, a demonstration. If you're lucky, you can see the impressive air show at the old samples Soviet MiG-21. Thousands of tourists gather to watch the amazing event and for the residents of the country's most important element of a holiday for many years had many hours of traditional speech of one of the most gifted orators of our time — Fidel Castro.