Fidel Castro’s funeral on December 4: Cuban government

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

By: AFP | Havana | Published:November 26, 2016 4:36 pm
Fidel Castro, Cuba fidel castro, fidel castro funeral, fidel castro death, cuba leader death, news, latest news, world news, international news President Raul Castro earlier said that his older brother Fidel was to be cremated early on Saturday. (source: AP)

Cuba declared nine days of public mourning on Saturday for its late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, and said 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.

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 on Saturday.