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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