2017 was another year of achievements for the culture of Holguin that continues to consolidate as an important place in the country
The publishing house of holguin writers: Ediciones Holguin, had a wide participation in the literary program of the International Book Fair, this publishing house also celebrated its 30 years of founding and promotional work for the development of literature in all genres.
Ediciones La Luz, the publishing house of the Hermanos Saiz Association in Holguín, deserved the La Puerta de Papel award, a recognition granted by the Cuban Book Institute to publishers, publishers, designers and writers.
If cinema is about holguin culture this year, it held the First International Festival of Gibara that paid tribute to two great actors of all time: Mario Limonta and Mario Balmaseda.
The 472nd anniversary of the city of Holguín was celebrated with a cultural evening very close to the restored Calixto García park, while members of the prestigious Lyric Theater, together with artists from different generations of Holguin, gave a gift in front of the Orígenes Mural, in the Julio Grave de Peralta park , a special moment to close the day.
May brought the 24th edition of Romerías this time with a Fiesta de los Abrazos that became the protagonist of the Cuba against the Blockade campaign with the FEU, the Marti youth movement and the MINREX at the front, also reached the City of Kcho Parks with the originals of Wilfredo Lam and Aleida Guevara, the daughter of Che, as well as their usual spaces: the Premio Memoria Nuestra, Cámara Azul, the Electroromerías and the ax at the top of the Loma de la Cruz, because there is no today without yesterday , and to reaffirm that dream of 24 years ago of turning Holguin into a unique world festival of art and culture.
The summer stage in addition to its usual summer activities for the enjoyment of the family brought the 27th edition of the Provincial Visual Arts Salon "Making On", was opened at its usual headquarters of the Art Center of the city. On this occasion, it hosted works by several plastic artists, most of them young, and on the opening day the best works were awarded.
The Stereo G Festival, an idea promoted and carried out by the Electrozona Project, celebrated its sixth edition at Caletones beach, this is the only festival of its kind in Cuba that turns the sands of a beach into the main stage of its activities.
The Popular Festivals of 2017 arrived with different options in several points of the city, El Carnaval Holguín 2017 had more than 80 kiosks for the sale of food and drinks, with the participation of the South Caribbean orchestras, the Karachi and the always acclaimed Cándido Fabré , the play "Arroyando el Carnaval" by the Arará group from Holguín was a central theme of this edition.
As every year, in the month of August, the provincial branch of the Hermanos Saíz Association organized an artistic brigade that went towards communities of the municipality of Banes, to present there a sample of what the organization of the young writers and artists of Cuba. In the most intricate places of the municipality the inhabitants thanked all acts done with the heart.
The 25 years of the company Codanza, were celebrated together with the 50 of the Ballet of Camagüey and the 30 of the Dance Company Espiral, of Matanzas, in the IV edition of the North Atlantic Dance Competition and the Grand Prix Vladimir Malakhov.
Holguín thanked once again the presence of the star of the World Ballet Vladimir Malakhov in Holguín, a competition that grows both in the number of participants and in the quality of the works presented at the event.
Meanwhile, the Festival, "La Ronda del Pintorcillo, fulfilled its objective of stimulating the creation of children's songs received at the beginning of October to children from different primary and secondary schools, to enjoy the songs contestants.The renowned Cuban singer Luna Manzanares gave the Holguin public one of her concerts as part of the National Tour that promotes her first phonographic and audiovisual material Luna Manzanares en Vivo on the occasion of Cuban Culture Day.
October closed with XXIII Edition of the Festival of Ibero-American Culture that became a song to the capacity of resistance of the Cuban people which was closed with a great concert Lucrecia Marín accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Holguin and Nolberto and his group.
The reopening of the Revolution hall in the Provincial Museum of History La Periquera, National Monument, and the gala "Fidel es Patria", to commemorate the first anniversary of the physical disappearance of the Historical Leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro constituted a special moment for the culture of Holguín
With a closing of this year's luxury year holguin inhabitants enjoyed the season in greeting to the 55th anniversary of the Lyric Theater Rodrigo Prats, as well as the great exhibition of the well-known Holguin painter Cosme Proenza that hosts the Art Center until the month of January under the title "Variations on Matisse's themes".