In Barcelona Good Friday (Divendres Sant in Catalan and Viernes Santo in Castilian) is a holiday and has been a holiday for as long as I remember. Today I hear that Viernes Santo will be also a holiday in Cuba. Christmas and Easter are so important in Barcelona that even if you are not a religious person thesed ates are important because they are the ones that you can related to your childhood holidays, etc. So I wonder if in Cuba old people had also that feeling. I just wonder how they will feel this Friday. I am not just talking about the religious significance but about the fact by declaring Good Friday a holiday the Cubans in some way are just rejoining the other people of the world who share the same background.
Who knows, maybe the weird thing is that maybe the people in Cuba are more religious than in other places and that the fact that did not celebrate Good Friday and we did celebrate it does not mean anything.
Anyway, I just have a nice feeling that in Cuba they are having the same celebration that we have in other places. It is as if we are together again! And I am not thinking about the religious significance but about the fact that we share, for right or wrong, the same historical tradition.