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 Castro's ashes will be buried on Dec.4

The national mourning will last for nine days.

Cuban revolutionary leader Castro's ashes will be buried in the historic southeastern city of Santiago on Dec. 4, Censor.NET reports citing Granma.

Following the death of Fidel Castro, the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba declares nine days of national mourning, to be observed from 6 a.m. on Nov. 26, through 12 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2016.

Activities and public spectacles will cease during the period of national mourning, and the national flag will be flown at half-mast in public buildings and military establishments. Radio stations and television channels will offer informative, patriotic and historic programming.

Read more: Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro died

Fidel Castro led Cuba from 1959 to 2008. Then, his brother 84-year-old Raul Castro took the helm of state. Recently, Raul was re-elected as a first secretary of the ruling Communist Party in Cuba for another five years. At the same time, Raul Castro said that he intends to resign from his post as the Cuban State Council head in 2018.
 
 
 
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