Cuba held an official ceremony of farewell to the leader of the Cuban revolution and a symbol of freedom Fidel Castro. The event began with 21 volleys of artillery. Across the country were lowered to half mast state flags — the official period of mourning began on 26 November and will last for nine days..
The urn with the ashes of the Comandante established the memorial to Jose Marti, located at Revolution square. Tens of thousands of people are going to say goodbye to a legendary figure.
The authorities intend to provide this opportunity to every citizen of the country from 30 November to 3 December the urn with the ashes of Fidel Castro will take across the country. Then, on December 4, in the city of Santiago de Cuba, will be held the funeral of the leader of the Cuban revolution.