Santiago de Cuba celebrates the Chinese Lunar Year of the Wooden Dragon (+video-photos)

associated ones Governorate branch Subordinate Min Chih Tang Association In Santiago de Cuba they celebrated the arrival Chinese Lunar New Year Dedicated to Wooden dragon.

As usual, the official ceremony was held in Aguilera Square, located on the grounds of Dolores Park, in the historic center of the city that was founded more than 509 years ago and hosted the first forced migration of workers from the late nineteenth century. Long distance Chinese port.

“Health and life!” is the motto of Tai Chi Chuang practitioners at the beginning Chinese Lunar New Year. Image: Master. Santiago Romero Chang.

From the central square of Plaza de Martí, which was once a military training camp for Spanish colonists, the procession of representation of Chinese families and their new generations began early towards Plaza Aguilera, where Juan L. Ramirez, President of the Santiago de Cuba branch Min Chih Tang AssociationShe reiterated the sentiments of the Cuban authorities that were recently communicated to their counterparts in the People's Republic of China.

At the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Aguilera Square, where Juan L. Ramirez, President of the Santiago de Cuba branch Min Chih Tang AssociationShe reiterated the sentiments of the Cuban authorities that were recently communicated to their counterparts in the People's Republic of China. Image: Master. Santiago Romero Chang.

He remembered John Lam On February 11, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said:He sent his congratulations to the Chinese people and President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the Lunar New Year“The First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party,” he added.He conveyed his best wishes for prosperity to this nation on the occasion of the Spring Festival. And the Year of the Wood Dragon has arrived this time.

CubaLam repeated, It will strengthen relations with the Chinese in this year 2024, when geopolitics will be reshaped and a multipolar world will be created led by Russia and China, an example of the solidarity and cooperation that our countries demand.“.

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Like our President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez, we also reiterate, at the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, our gratitude to President Xi Jinping for his congratulatory message on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.“Lam said.

Juan L. RamirezPresident of the Santiago de Cuba branch of Min Chih Tang AssociationHe also praised the words of the Cuban Ambassador to China, Alberto Blanco, who noted that both Chinese and Cubans ““””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””” “””””””””””””””””””””””.

Another stop in time, at the headquarters of Governorate branch Subordinate Min Chih Tang Association In Santiago de Cuba, for arrival Chinese Lunar New Year Dedicated to Wooden dragon. On Toro Street, between Gallo and Gobito, one block from La Alameda or Jesús Menendez Park. Image: Master. Santiago Romero Chang.

Let us not forget that Cuba was the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, the country founded by Mao Zedong. Juan L Ramírez concluded.

As a sign of continuity, this time, in Santiago de Cuba, practitioners Tai chi by Cuban Wushu Qigong School and their coaches, as well as martial arts practitioners and guests Min Chih Tang Association.

Here there are intentions to save Chinese culture in Santiago de Cuba, which was once the main arena for Cantonese immigrants in eastern Cuba, and agreements are being sought with the government to preserve the association and its surroundings, the lost links, and the history of the paizas who fought for a free and sovereign Cuba and left His fingerprints are in the sciences, arts, economics, medicine, in short, in national integration.

Many Chinese who lived in Santiago de Cuba received newspapers and letters from their Asian homeland, for example, in the Vigueta de Gallo neighborhood, in the Trucha Estates, in the south of the city, families: Chang, Hong, Mok, Sam and Lam They were relatively familiar with the newspaper Wah Man Seon Po (of a commercial nature), but the majority welcomed the famous nationalist – Ku Ming Tang.

Family integration marks the disappearance of Chinese traits and the emergence of mulattos, blacks and mestizo with their own surnames. Image: Master. Santiago Romero Chang.

After 1959, part of the Chinese community in Cuba emigrated and another part – the majority – died out in this national archipelago, but customs, customs, cooking recipes, wine recipes, home-made innovations and even the acquisition of medicines sent from Cuba remained very noticeable. A distant Asian giant, but paradoxically, since the Special Period, once bilateral relations were strengthened, these missions fell entirely into the province of Santiago.

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Many of the countrymen are loyal, combative, stoic, very local and love Cuba, and have managed their own affairs. Fechuang also Wudang To practice Tai Chi Chuan, Wu Shu Or the Qi Gongto the point that family integration indicates the disappearance of Chinese and mulatto traits, and blacks and mestizo appear with surnames Chang, Mok, Hong, Lam, Sam and Hua; But they follow customs and beliefs such as the zodiac sign that is widely spread in these parts, which is why we mention them again at the end of this report.

mouse: They were born in the years 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, and 2020.

bull: They were born in the years 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021.

tiger: They were born in the years 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022.

rabbit: They were born in the years 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and 2023.

the Dragon: They were born in the years 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024.

snake: They were born in the years 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, and 2025.

horse: They were born in the years 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, and 2026.

goat: They were born in the years 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, and 2027.

Cake: They were born in the years 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, and 2028.

Rooster: They were born in the years 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.

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dog: They were born in the years 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030.

pig: They were born in the years 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031.

In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes the highest spiritual power. It embodies every person whose strength is his greatest virtue. Hence the importance of the number 4722 when celebrating Christmas Lunar New Year of the Wood Dragonfrom February 10, 2024 to January 28, 2025. For this reason, holidays in the Asian giant will never be less than a week.

With the advent of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Tai Chi Chuang practitioners' sessions multiply throughout the year. Governorate branch Subordinate Min Chih Tang Association In Santiago de Cuba.

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