Local people celebrate the 34 anniversary of the Isle of Youth’s proclamation

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This August 2 the Isle of Youth celebrates its 34 anniversary, commemorating this day but of 1978 where it was proclaimed by that name. Not only the substitution of the name of Isle of Pines is the cause of the celebration, but also to have built this forgotten territory that only prisoners were sent to and hurricanes passed away. 

 

 

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This August 2 the Isle of Youth celebrates its 34 anniversary, commemorating this day but of 1978 where it was proclaimed by that name. Not only the substitution of the name of Isle of Pines is the cause of the celebration, but also to have built this forgotten territory that only prisoners were sent to and hurricanes passed away.

Those young people that came to the territory in 1966 and helped the constructors to rebuild it after the damages of the hurricane Alma were very brave. They welcomed the ambitious task enthusiastically. In just four years they built roads, schools, houses, planted citric and made of the natural adversity an impulsion for going on much further.

Among the activities expected to develop these first days are the sport festivals for children and young in Los Hexágonos Park and Ruedas de casino dance in 37th street.

On Thursday the encounter between the generations who led the development of the territory La Isla ayer, hoy y siempre, eternamente joven will take place in the Ahao Recreative Complex and at night a political and cultural gala will carry out in front of Caribe movie-theater.

 

Traslation: Lien Fernández Sánchez

 

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