Ottawa, Jan 23.- Niagara Falls will be illuminated with the colors of the Cuban national flag on January 28, as announced by the ambassador of that Caribbean island in Canada, Josefina Vidal.
Through her official Twitter account, the diplomat extended an invitation not to miss this presentation of lights, which will be spectacular.
In this way, they will celebrate the National Day of Cuba, just on the same date of the birth of the pro-independence hero José Martí (Havana, January 28, 1853 - Dos Ríos, May 19, 1895).
The colors white, blue and red can be seen next Thursday at Niagara Falls, considered one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
According to the organizers of the event, Niagara Falls is one of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet, not because of the height, but because of the huge volume of huge water that falls at an average of 750 thousand gallons per second.
This great waterfall, located on the border between the United States and Canada, is illuminated with beautiful lights every night, 365 days a year.
The hours of that show vary according to the season, be it summer, fall, winter or spring.
Fireworks are also common, lighting up the falls at night during important festivities.
To the Niagara, the Cuban poet José María Heredia (Santiago de Cuba, 1803 - Mexico, 1839), much admired by José Martí, dedicated some verses that transcend to this day.
Oda al Niagara is the title of the work written by Heredia, one of the great Latin American romantic poets and also a defender of independence ideals. (Text and photo: PL)