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Fidel Castro's funeral on December 4: Cuban govt

AFP
Published : Nov 26, 2016, 4:18 pm IST
Updated : Nov 26, 2016, 4:20 pm IST

The national flag will fly at half mast on public buildings and military installations, govt said.

FidelCastro's ashes will be buried in the historic southeastern city of Santiago on December 4 after a four-day procession through the country. (Photo: AP)
 FidelCastro's ashes will be buried in the historic southeastern city of Santiago on December 4 after a four-day procession through the country. (Photo: AP)

Havana: Cuba declared nine days of public mourning 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 Saturday.

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