Source:Clarin (La Habana)
Posted: Monday, December 15, 1997 Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Cuba's Politburo has announced that the Cuban Communist Party had asked the State Council to declare Christmas Day (December 25) as an annual public holiday for all citizens (para cristianos y no cristianos, creyentes y no creyentes).
When Fidel Castro visited the Vatican, last year (1996-12-02), Pope John-Paul II had asked the Cuban leader to restore Christmas as a non-working public holiday in Cuba.
Chistmas was canceled as a public holiday in Cuba in 1969, not for political of ideological reasons, but rather as part of a drive to raise the country's sugar production to 10 million tons.
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