14ymedio, Havana, 31 October 2018 — For some days now private businesses in Cuba have displayed decorations related to the underworld. Skulls, spider webs, skeletons, ghosts and pumpkins with candles are incorporated into the usual décor in cafes, bars and restaurants.
Tonight Havana’s Avenue of the Presidents, the Malecón and La Rampa, will be filled with vampires, werewolves, witches and zombies parading to observe Halloween, a celebration that more each year sneaks into the list of dates favored by younger Cubans.
Costumes and decorations are almost always improvised and homemade, but others sent from relatives who live abroad and may appear in the Havana night, with scary masks being the most entertaining.
You can also buy costumes from the self-employed who, for this date, offer masks, fangs, witch hats and wigs.
While younger people roam the streets with disguises that sometimes produce chills while others induce laughter, the government appears to be scared of the innocence of these children when they see how this Anglo-Saxon celebration, so celebrated in the United States, triumphs on the Island.
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