National Revolution Day (Cuba)

National Revolution Day is a public holiday in Cuba, and it is observed on July 26 each year. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the Assault of the Moncada garrison in 1953. People celebrate the day together on July 25 and 27, making it a three-day holiday.

Cuba is a country located in the northern Caribbean Sea. Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492, and he claimed the islands for Spain. Spain colonized the islands in the following 400 years until 1898, when Cuba became a protectorate of the United States.

Cuba gained independence in 1902. Fulgencio Batista served as the president from 1940 to 1944. In 1952, he staged a military coup and seized power again, which caused people to go against Batista's illegitimate government.

On July 26, 1953, Fidel Castro led a group of rebels and attacked the Moncada Barracks, a military barracks in Santiago de Cuba. Nine rebels were killed, and the surviving revolutionaries were imprisoned. Although the rebellion failed, the military rebellion is widely accepted as the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.

Fidel Castro adopted the date of July 26 as the name for his revolutionary movement, the July 26 movement, which became the Communist Party of Cuba in 1965.

The following is the list of National Revolution Day in Cuba from 2021 to 2026.

National Revolution DayJul 26, 2021Monday
National Revolution DayJul 26, 2022Tuesday
National Revolution DayJul 26, 2023Wednesday
National Revolution DayJul 26, 2024Friday
National Revolution DayJul 26, 2025Saturday
National Revolution DayJul 26, 2026Sunday

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