The population of Limonar in Matanzas celebrated with a renewed image the 210 anniversary of founded and for the occasion developed a group of political, cultural and sports activities.
The president of the People’s Power, Ihosvany Cruz Pita, said that the facades of the houses and restored institutions and warehouses were painted, as well as the roads were paved, according to an old approach of the population.
They also held a Solemn Assembly in commemoration of the anniversary, an occasion to recognize various personalities of the town who provided valuable contributions to society and to expose the historical review of Limonar, a territory rich in fighting traditions.
As part of the anniversary program, the event “My town and its history” was held and the exhibition dedicated to Javier Sotomayor, son of this terroir and one of the glories of Cuban sport, was also inaugurated.
In Limonar, important events of the history of Cuba occurred. Among them is the first uprising of African and Creole slaves in the coffee plantations of Sumidero and Sabanazo, in 1825, and then the rebellion of the triumvirate sugar mill, on November 5, 1843, a fact that highlighted the heroic dimension of Carlota, the libertarian slave.