Cuba will observe nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro, including a three-day journey with his ashes along the route taken by the rebel army he led on a victorious march across the island in 1959.
On Wednesday, Castro’s ashes will begin traveling eastward across Cuba following in reverse the route taken by his rebels from the Sierra Maestra mountains to the capital, Havana. The cortege is to take three days.
Here is the itinerary of the main stops on Castro’s memorial route.
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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30
HAVANA/VARIOUS – The remains of former leader Fidel Castro are carried in a cortege from the Armed Forces Ministry, through the main parts of Havana, and leaves the city en route to Santa Clara. Castro’s ashes will remain in Che Guevara’s monument overnight.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1
VARIOUS – The remains of former leader Fidel Castro are carried in a cortege to Camaguey.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2
VARIOUS – The remains of former leader Fidel Castro are carried in a cortege to Bayamo.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3
VARIOUS/SANTIAGO DE CUBA – The cortege carrying the remains of former leader Fidel Castro is expected to arrive in Santiago de Cuba, the largest city in the east. At 7 p.m., a mass commemoration will be held at the Antonio Maceo plaza.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4
SANTIAGO DE CUBA – Castro’s ashes are to be interred at 7 a.m. the following day at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery, where Marti is also buried. (1200GMT)