Traditions and Customs Customs and traditions vary according to the people and places that make up each neighborhood or town, among the most significant in Trinidad are: em> Trinitarian Crafts Pottery The rich history of pottery in Trinidad dates back to the mid-19th century with the establishment of a workshop owned by Don Segundino Santander. A variety of utilitarian and decorative objects came from the skillful hands of the artisans, who transmitted their knowledge to successive generations. Today, the Santander family keeps the tradition alive. Beautiful fired clay pieces can be acquired in the workshops of a new generation of artists. Fiber fabrics In pieces of Aboriginal ceramics, traces of fiber fabrics created by our first settlers appear. This testifies to the antiquity of the technique. Jabas, hats, mats, purses, and many other wonders are made by generations of Trinidadians who offer their products in workshops and fairs in the historic center areas. Lingerie It is one of the traditions inherited from the Spanish metropolis, practiced by women in the family environment, more than to mitigate leisure, to fulfill urgent domestic requirements. It was the time when garments for domestic service and clothing were not received with the necessary fluidity from the peninsula. Trinidadian lingerie presents characteristic or distinctive features as one of the expressions of the city's traditional popular culture, which makes it part of its intangible heritage. Craft markets Several galleries and artisan markets are found in the city, where garments in randa, mesh, tatting, made by local artisans, are offered. Read More... The most significant in Sancti Spíritus are: Emporium of legend and traditions, the city treasures an arsenal of historical centers, buildings, sites, objects and artistic manifestations that have become part of the Cuban cultural heritage. The Santiago of Spiritus Santiago is possibly the oldest and most dynamic of the festive traditions, distinguished in the wide spectrum of popular expressions promoted for more than three centuries. Since the 19th century it has been defined as an urban festival, however, the characteristics that distinguish it are exactly the same as those that identify rural festivities. Colonial music Music was undoubtedly one of the most widespread manifestations in this town. With the founding in Sancti Spíritus of the first typical Cuban orchestra in 1806 by Pedro Valdivia, known as Pedro Gálvez, a new musical stage began that continues to rise with the organization of other orchestras, among them, that of Pablo Cancio. p> In 1872 a moment arose in which the patriotic feeling of Sancti Spiritus rose through singing in tenths, that although poetry and the rules of meter were conspicuous by their absence, its patriotic soul vibrated in all its energy. In this way, the “lira manigüera”, mambí pride, arises in the land of Yayabo. Another important moment in the development of Cuban song in Sancti Spíritus in the 19th century is the contribution of the rhythmic pattern supported by the dances and habaneras that proliferated so much in the town. The Sancti Spiritus serenade will constitute, twinned with the troubadour peñas, the social artistic event where the song and particularly the bolero will be developed. The city of murals The Sancti Spiritus muralism has very particular features as it does not respond to a homogeneous ideo-aesthetic movement or trend that qualifies it. Rather, they are intermittent pulsations caused by a group of plastic artists from different promotions that add to the construction boom of the city that in the last two decades of the 20th century has energized its urban and real estate structures. Based on personal experiences and differentiated tastes, it has been possible to weave a network of murals scattered throughout the city, breaking all logical placement schemes. The repeated use of construction materials underlines the sense of belonging of the artists who, faced with the impossibility of applying adequate mural techniques, preferred to resort to what is abundant in the town. Sancti Spíritus has, since the colonial period, a local industry of construction materials made essentially with mud, the foundation of its construction system.