Havana: Cuba is holding the traditional Torch March, which every year brings together thousands of young people to pay tribute to the Cuban Apostle José Martí, for the first time today in a virtual form, Prensa Latina publishes.
Starting at nine o’clock at night, local time, the participants will gather under the tags #AntorchasMartianas #IdealesDeLuz #JuvenilMartiano to commemorate the 168th anniversary of the birth of the National Hero.
Organized by the University Student Federation, the torch march is a pilgrimage from the steps of the University of Havana to the Fragua Martiana.
The first was held at midnight on January 27, 1953 to await the arrival of the centenary of the Apostle’s birth and as an affront to the student body at the critical social-political situation in Cuba at the time under the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista.
Given the current epidemiological situation due to Covid-19, the appointment will be on social networks as part of Marti’s youth day ‘Con el remo de proa’, which includes other exchange events on the internet.
José Martí was a distinguished patriot and prominent politician, writer, thinker, teacher, journalist and combatant, who fell in combat on May 19, 1895 in Dos Ríos, in the former province of Oriente.