Rossana Young

Rossana Young
Rosanna is Cuba Direct's Senior Content Editor. Though she is a Londoner, born, bred, and based, her wanderlust has led her to many far-flung destinations. Rosanna has visited over thirty countries with extensive experience of travelling through Latin America. She loves Cuba and visits whenever she can.

Recent Posts

Romerias de Mayo: Holguín's Cultural Showcase

Posted by Rossana Young on 28-03-2018 09:34:00

Looking for an authentic insight into Cuban culture? Look no further than Romerias de Mayo festival. This eclectic arts and culture celebration takes place every May (usually 3rd-8th) in  Holguín, a  charming city set in the lush, beautiful and surprisingly little-visited East of the island.

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Tags: culture, events, Holguín, Eastern Cuba

Carnival in Cuba: Join the Nation's Biggest Party

Posted by Rossana Young on 16-02-2018 03:28:48

Carnival season may be coming to a close across much of the world, but in Cuba the party hasn’t even begun.

In most Roman Catholic countries, Carnival is a pre-Lenten festival; a time of excess before 40 days of austerity. But in typical Cuban style, things on the island are a little different, with celebrations taking place throughout the summer in various towns and cities. Lucky for you, that leaves plenty of time to organise your Carnival trip.

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Tags: havana, culture, events, santiago de cuba, music, afro-cuba, matanzas, history, carnival