Havana welcomes the 21st edition of the Habano Festival from February 18 to the 22nd. Cuba, for one more year will host the largest and most prestigious international meeting dedicated to Premium cigars. This festival focuses on the promotion of the best Island cigars and their tradition. Habano´s lovers have a unique opportunity to share their experiences and impressions regarding highest standards cigars.
With the presentation of main 2019 novelties, the event will hold the Habanos World Challenge competition where participants try out their knowledge through challenges, including practical and expositive elements regarding the Habano world.
As customary, the festival organizes activities destined to involve all participants in the vibrant world of Habanos. Among proposals for this edition: visits to Habanos Vuelta Abajo tobacco plantations in Pinar del Río, considered the best tobacco growing region worldwide; visits to emblematic Habanos cigar factories; a marketing fair; the Habanosommelier International Contest and Dr. Eusebio Leal 500th Havana Anniversary address underscoring the city relation to the Habano, among many other events.
The Festival hosts some 1000 participants from 80 countries. The venue welcomes international personalities from the cultural, gastronomy, movies, fashion, sports, collectors and luxury world, besides Habano aficionados as well as professionals, like distributors and retailers; all of them sharing Habano as a common passion. No need to be an inveterate cigar smoker to enjoy this event. The festival is an opportunity to discover the essence of Cuban culture while learning about the secrets of a tradition treasured for centuries. Do not fail attending this rendezvous!