The culture of Cuba is a complex mixture of different, often contrasting, factors and influences. Cuba is a meeting point of European, African and continentalNorth American cultures; little of the original Amerindian culture survives. Since 1959, the Cuban Revolution has also greatly affected Cuban culture, down to the most basic aspects of daily life.Much of Cuban culture, especially Cuban music, is instantly recognized throughout the world.
The culture of Portugal is the result of a complex flow of different civilizations.Fromprehistoric cultures, to its Pre-Roman civilizations, passing through its contacts with the Phoenician-Carthaginian world, the Roman period, the Germanic invasions and and the Visigoth, and, finally, theMoorish invasion of Hispania and the subsequent Reconquista, all have made an imprint on the country's culture and history.
Cuba's policy on religion has changed much since 1959,when religious Cubans were persecuted and could be denied jobs or an education by the government.In the 1970s, the relationship between the government and religious institutions (especially the RomanCatholic Church) began to improve.Another large religion in Cuba is Santería. Santería is a blend of Catholicism and traditional Yoruba religions.
The most predominant religion in Portugal isRoman Catholicism. Approximately 84% of the population of Portugal is nominally Catholic. Many Portuguese holidays, festivals, and traditions have a religious origin or connotation.
Cuban literature is one of the most prolific, important and influential in Latin America and around the area of Spanish language, renowned writers such as Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, JoséMaría Heredia, Nicolás Guillén.
Cuban literature began to develop its own style in the early 19th century. The major works published in Cuba during that time dealt with issues of colonialism, slavery...