28 February 2015 | Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyles, News
World's Most Presitious Cigar Festival Lights Up Cuba VNR 2
Thousands flock to Havana as Cuba celebrates one of its biggest events of the year
Cuba’s world famous Festival del Habano takes place between 23rd and 27th February against a backdrop of continued world-wide demand for Habano cigars, one of Cuba’s most important and sought after products. Cigars have been one of Cuba's signature products ever since Christopher Columbus saw natives smoking rolled up tobacco leaves when he first sailed to the Caribbean island in 1492. Group Habano had a turnover of approximately $450 million in 2014, making a significant contribution to the Cuban economy.
00:00 Paris Hilton arrives at the XVII Festival Del Habano Gala Dinner
00:26 Arrival of Stephen Fry and Naomi Campbell
01:26 General views of the Gala Dinner
03:01 Auction of handmade humidores
03:32 General views of La Casa Del Habano 25th Anniversary Evening
03:50 Habanos rolling master class
04:15 Guests enjoy Chianti and Habanos alliance
04:46 Longest cigar ash competition
05:33 General views of H.Uppman rolling factory
06:35 Tourists purchase Habanos at La Casa Del Habano
06:47 Tobacco plantations at Pinar Del Rio
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