Story: February 29th, Havana, Cuba - The XXII Habanos Festival culminated this edition with the Gala Evening, marking a glittering end to a week packed with activities for lovers of the world’s best tobacco, arriving from 60 different countries around the globe.
In this year’s edition of the traditional Humidors Auction five humidors from some of the most prestigious Habanos brands were auctioned, together with a special humidor donated by Simon Chase family to Habanos. The auction has raised the historic amount of 4.270.000 € with all proceeds going entirely to the Cuban Public Health System. For the first time in this traditional auction a humidor from the Cohiba brand reached 2.400.000 €.
The Gala Evening paid tribute to the 145th Anniversary of the Romeo y Julieta brand, presenting its three new vitolas in a new line, Línea de Oro.
Attendees had the chance to taste, exclusively, the three new vitolas that make up the brand’s most Premium line: Hidalgos (57 ring gauge x 125 mm length), Nobles (56 ring gauge x 135 mm length) and Dianas (52 ring gauge x 145 mm length).
Throughout the evening, held in Pabexpo in the city of Havana, over 1,200 guests enjoyed an outstanding musical line-up headed by the famous international artist and pop icon, Gloria Gaynor, as well as other performances including Camerata Guido López and the Maestro Patterson Orchestra, Director of the Cuban Radio and Television Orchestra. In addition, there were artistic performances including the Company led by Santiago Alfonso, winner of the 2006 Cuban National Dance Award, and the great Vengsay Valdés, Director and first dancer of the Cuban National Ballet.
The closing ceremony also hosted the Habanos Awards with Alexander Avellar receiving the prize in the Communication category, Jean Claude Reichling winning the award in the Business category and Servilio Jesús Córdova Torres in the Production category, respectively.
Also, the winning couple of aficionados of the III Habanos World Challenge International Contest were Tarek Gamaye and Fabi Hammad, from the United Arab Emirates.
The Gala Evening, full of surprises and music acts, will conclude with the traditional humidors auction, with all proceeds going to the Cuban Public Health System.
00:00 Gala Evening of the 22nd Habanos Festival
01:28 Traditional Humidor Auction
02:02 Gloria Gaynor performs at the Gala Evening
02:58 Opening night of the 22nd Habanos Festival
04:31 Habanos rolling master class
05:34 Tribute night to Casa del Habano for its 30th anniversary
06:08 Final of the Habanos World Challenge contest
Other: The Habanos Festival, is the most prestigious event dedicated to Premium Cigars.
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Gloria Gaynor Closes The 22nd Habanos Festival With Glamorous Gala Evening Dedicated To The Romeo And Julieta Brand
The Humidors Auction raised historic amount of 4.270.000 € with all proceeds going entirely to the Cuban Public Health System
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Event welcomed 1,200 guests and hosted the Habanos Awards as well as the traditional Humidors Auction
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The event welcomed 1,200 guests and hosted the Habanos Awards and the traditional Humidors Auction
Gloria Gaynor Closes The 22nd Habanos Festival
The 22nd Habanos Festival Humidors Auction raises the historic amount of 4.270.000 €