Bayamo celebrates two very popular festivals where everyone is welcome. First we have Las Enramadas festival which dates back to the 1930s, and takes place during Holy Week, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. The streets of our city come alive with music and dancing; festivalgoer’s are offered the national pride of Bayamo and famous Cuban dish of roast pork with congrí (rice with black beans), root vegetables called Malanga and Yuca accompanied with salad, soft drinks, sweets, local beer and the powerful aguardiente spirit.
We then have our annual Carnival which is celebrated in August. During these four days, we the bayameses people and foreign visitors enjoy traditional city parades with colorful floats, fireworks, popular bands, dancing, daytime games and festivities for children, conga lines, and, of finally, our infamous carriage rides, with our buggies specially prepared with colorful ribbons and decorations throughout the whole Carnival time in Bayamo.