It Augurs Well for the XX Habano Festival

One of the best news we will have for this year, it will be the Habanos World Challenge first edition, which will take place here for the first time. It is a competition that consist of two stages


By: Félix Rubén Aloma

Havana city is getting ready to host Habano Festival once again, which on this year is celebrating its XX anniversary.

This is the international meeting for those who love the best cigar of the world, the Habano, and it will be held from February 26th to March 2nd. During five days, people who attend to the XX Habano Festival will enjoy an inclusive program of activities allowing them to know the origen, processing and the most diverse details concerning habano culture, explained a note from the Habanos S. A. Company.

One of the best news we will have for this year, it will be the Habanos World Challenge first edition, which will take place here for the first time. It is a competition (Official Rules posted on that consist of two stages. In the first stage each country will launch a local competition in order to select the winner couple that will represent it. In the second stage the jury will select a winner couple among all participants able to reach the big end in the Cuban capital, thus becoming the first amateur couple to win the Habanos World Challenge.

The computer application Habanos World Challenge is a test with a great amount of questions with the purpose of testing our fans and of making them authentic expert on the field. All this in only one application available to any IOS user and with only one click.

Another note informs that this will be a week completely devoted to knowledge and joy of habano, alongside with other exclusive products. The Festival will maintain visits to tobacco plantations in Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Río Province: considered the best land in the world for the growing of the aromatic leaf and also there will be visits to the factories uncharged of the main launches for this year.

During three nights we will enjoy the best live music, with well-known international artists, the best Cuban cuisine and tasting of habanos and beverages from different parts of the world.

The inauguration of the trade fair, especially the welcoming night will mark the beginning of the Habano Festival on February 26th.

Besides the program will include magisterial conferences and classes led by recognized experts of this field; they will meet in the International Seminar that will open on Wednesday, February 28th.

Another significant activity of the Habano Festival is the traditional Habanosomelier International Competence, on its XVII edition year. Like every year notable Habanosomelier from all over the globe will gather here and will have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledges and abilities enabling them to obtain such titles.

The night devoted to honor the XX Habano Festival will be held at Martí Theatre and at the Big Hall of the Habana Great Theatre on Wednesday, February 28th with a soiree dedicated to festivals history and success.

On March 2nd, the great closure of the XX habano Festival will be held with a gala evening devoted to Partagás brand and, especially, a display of Maduro Line.

The event will conclude with the Habanos 2017 Awards ceremony, and the conventional Humidor Auction, the collection will be entirely intended to benefit the Cuban Public Health System.

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