Monrovia, October 20, 2022 - Cubans and Liberians celebrated today in Monrovia the National Culture Day as a tribute to the date when the notes of the Bayamo Anthem were sung for the first time.
With the national ensign displayed in “A'La Lagune” one of the best known centers in Monrovia, members of the Liberia-Cuba friendship group and friends of Cuba joined members of the Cuban Embassy to celebrate this significant date.
The central words were given by the Chief of Mission in the West African country Mercedes L. Martinez Herrera, who made a historical account of the celebration of the Cuban Culture Day, highlighting that October 20, 1868 marked the definitive birth of a nation and its identity.
Cuba celebrates the Day of National Culture in the midst of the tightening of the blockade and a difficult national and international economic situation. Unity within diversity, the creation of consensus and dialogue and the development of an effective culture that represents all sectors of Cuban society today, is the constant and permanent challenge of the Cuban people today.
The Caribbean country remembers every October 20 the creation of the National Anthem in 1868 during the first independence struggle against Spanish colonialism, in the city of Bayamo, located in the eastern province of Granma.
The author of that piece was Pedro Figueredo, known as Perucho, to incite to combat those Cubans willing to fight for the independence of the homeland.