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Cuba declares Good Friday a holiday

March 19, 2013

For the second year in a row, Cuba has declared Good Friday a national holiday.

“The leadership of the country has approved a pause in work activities on Friday, March 29,” a Communist newspaper announced.

“We are very happy to learn that both Catholics and members of the public sympathetic to the Church will be able to participate more freely in the various celebrations,” said the executive secretary of the bishops’ conference.


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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Mar. 20, 2013 1:03 PM ET USA

    And yet in the U.S. Good Friday is just another shopping day. I suspect that there is more sincere Christianity in Communist Cuba than there is in America.