Cubans Get Good Friday off

Via the BBC:  Communist Cuba marks Good Friday with public holiday

Communist Cuba is marking Easter with a public holiday on Good Friday, for the first time in decades.

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Religious holidays in Cuba were cancelled after the 1959 revolution, and fewer than 10% of Cubans are practising Catholics.

Nonetheless, the Church is the most influential organisation outside the Communist government.

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Comments

  1. John Peabody says:

    I think it’s odd that that Wall Street takes the day off.

  2. Typical says:

    Lazy commies using any excuse to loaf around even if they don’t believe it