Visit Cuba at a time when there is a carnival. Your best bet is in July. Mantanzas and Santiago de Cuba, Carnival, celebrated on July 18–27, honor the Revolution. There is a grand parade in the end. Street parties with lots of music and dancing will make you feel like you are on a different planet, probably called “the Music Planet.” The Remedios Festival in December is not so famous, but it’s a unique experience. You’ll see the neighborhoods ocompeting for who throws the best parties.