Cuba Recalls Camilo Cienfuegos

Cuba Recalls Camilo CienfuegosHavana, Oct 28. -The Cuban people on Thursday are commemorating the 51st anniversary of the death of revolutionary hero Camilo Cienfuegos, who holds a special place in the hearts of compatriots of all ages.

Every October 28, children, youth and adults gather together to throw flowers into the sea or river to honor the Rebel Army Commander.

The tradition originated from the way the hero's death took place. The Cessna 310 airplane that was taking Camilo from Camaguey to Havana in 1959 never reached its destination, and the intense search that took place in the following days failed to turn up anything.

In the Cuban capital, birthplace of the "guerilla fighter of 1,000 anecdotes and broad smile," students, workers and others will walk from Revolution Square, where a huge steel sculpture of Camilo adorns the side of a government ministry, along the Avenida de los Presidentes to Havana's Malecon (seawall), where they will cast flowers into the water. (Prensa Latina)