The “Fiesta de la Cubanía,” the event that takes place every October in the city of Bayamo, Granma province, was this time marked by the celebrations of the one hundred and fifty anniversary of the beginning of the independence wars (October 10, 1868) and the first time that the Cuban National Anthem was sung (October 20, 1868).
Eusebio Leal Spengler, historian of the city of Havana, was pleased to send recorded words of greetings to all those gathered in the Plaza del Himno (Hymn Square). " Bayamo was all of Cuba," he said. We are all Bayamo. And when we sing at school or anywhere of our land the National Anthem of Cuba, we always remember Bayamo».