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Tuesday, February 12 2019 - 02:00
The XXI Habanos Festival Kicks Off
HAVANA, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Havana, which celebrates its 500th anniversary, hosts the XXI Habano Festival
- Two undisputed stars: the Trinidad brand and the San Cristobal de La Habana 
- Hoyo de Monterrey presents its first Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013 with its 
iconic Double Coronas vitola

    Havana, the Cuban capital that is celebrating its 500th Anniversary, is 
getting ready to host once again the XXI Habanos Festival. The biggest 
international event of the world's best tobacco, the Habano, will be held from 
18 to 22 February. Enthusiasts of this unique product from all corners of the 
world will participate in a Festival that will see the San Cristobal de La 
Habana, Hoyo de Monterrey and Trinidad brands taking centre stage.

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    Attendees from more than 60 countries are expected will enjoy a 
comprehensive programme full of activities designed to explore some aspects of 
the Habanos culture: tours of plantations in Vuelta Abajo*, in the Pinar del 
Rio* region, as well as visits to the factories responsible for producing this 
year's biggest launches. Other highlights include three evenings of the best 
live music from renowned international artists, the finest gastronomy in Cuba, 
Habanos tastings and a wide range of beverages from different corners of the 

    The Trade Fair and the Welcome Evening, will mark the start of the Habanos 
Festival. The Trade Fair is the meeting and interchange point for professionals 
in the tobacco industry and the Welcome Evening, held in the Antiguo Almacen de 
la Madera y el Tabaco at the Havana port, will pay tribute to San Cristobal de 
La Habana brand for its 20 years.

    The programme will feature master classes and keynote speeches, led by 
recognised experts in the world of Habanos at the International Seminar. The 
XXI edition of the Habanos Festival will organise, for the second year in a 
row, the Habanos World Challenge.

    The evening dedicated to Hoyo de Monterrey Gran Reserva Double Coronas 
Cosecha 2013 will be held at the El Laguito Reception Hall on Wednesday 20 de 
February, with a cocktail dinner.

    The Gala Evening, held on February 22, will be the grand finale to the 
Festival and will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Trinidad brand. 
The event will conclude with the Hombre Habano Awards and the traditional 
Humidors Auction, with all proceeds going to the Cuban Public Health System.

    *Protected Appellations of Origin (P.A.O.)

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