Former President Fidel Castro's funeral to be held on December 4, says Cuban government

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| 26 Nov 2016 , 05:21 PM
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro (Image Source: Getty)
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro (Image Source: Getty)

Nine days of public mourning was announced by Cuba on Saturday after the demise of its late revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro.

Further, declaration was made that his ashes will be buried at a ceremony on December 4 in Santiago de Cuba.

From November 26 to December 4, "public activities and shows will cease, the national flag will fly at half mast on public buildings and military installations," a statement from the state executive said.

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Castro's ashes will be buried in the historic southeastern city of Santiago on December 4 after a four-day procession through the country, it added.

President Raul Castro earlier said that his older brother Fidel was to be cremated early Saturday.

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First Published : Saturday, November 26, 2016 05:06 PM
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