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The Lost Christmas

Let us take you back to an incredible but little known period in Cuban history...Read on!
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The year is 1969 and Fidel Castro decides to ban Christmas in Cuba. The reform is aimed at keeping the workforce focused on the sugarcane harvest - but also a statement to show that Cuba is a secular nation.

1969
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Under pressure from the Pope, President Castro agrees to make Christmas a permanent public holiday. Cubans, most of whom are Catholic, rush out to buy Christmas trees, decorations and religious icons - all of which sell out in record time.

1998
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Using Rebtel's own high quality lines, we called some people that experienced life without Christmas in Cuba. The stories are fascinating, funny and touching, just like a good phone call should be.

2014