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José Martí’s Birthday Memorial 2024

José Martí’s Birthday Memorial is celebrated on January 28 every year across Cuba. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of one of the leading freedom fighters of the Cuban Revolutionary Movement. Martyr Martí is known as the foremost symbol of Cuba’s struggle for independence from Spain in the 19th century.

History and Significance

José Julián Martí Pérez was born to a Spanish family in Havana. He liked writing. At the age of 16, Martí was arrested and sentenced to 6 years in prison for publishing a drama that had the possibility of inciting revolution against Spaniards. In 1895, Martí was killed in action in the Battle of Dos Ríos.

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Dates

YearDateDay
2024January 28Sunday
2025January 28Tuesday
2026January 28Wednesday
2027January 28Thursday
2028January 28Friday

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FAQs

When did José Martí die?

Martí passed away in the Battle of Dos Ríos against Spanish troops on May 19, 1895.

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