Inside Cuba

Habanos Day

Cuba brings the cigar show on the road to educate and entertain cigar lovers around the world
By Gordon Mott | From Paul Giamatti, May/June 2019
Habanos Day
Photo/Carlos Cuzmán
By 4 p.m. at the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City, people were lining up outside the bunker-like entrances waiting for the doors to open. The crowd continued to build throughout the afternoon and by the start of the first seminars and tastings around 5:30 there were more than 1,500 people inside, gathered for Mexico’s sixth edition of Habanos Day. Habanos Day is a celebration of Cuban cigars and rum along with tributes to Cuba’s musical and artistic culture. The events have been used for a variety of celebrations, such as the launch of new limited-edition Cuban cigars, welcoming a Cuban ambassador to their new post or just providing a series of cigar tastings and seminars …
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