Festival, Havana, Cuba, 1847. This sketch of the Twelfth Day Festival, or "Day of the Kings, as it is called in Havana" was taken by an English visitor to Havana on 6 January 1847, and sent to the Illustrated London News which reports "It represents an annual custom--a kind of Saturnalia--permitted by the authorities to the Slaves or Negroes of what they call 'Nacion,' or Nation--that is to say, those born in Africa .

Festival, Havana, Cuba, 1847. This sketch of the Twelfth Day Festival, or "Day of the Kings, as it is called in Havana" was taken by an English visitor to Havana on 6 January 1847, and sent to the Illustrated London News which reports "It represents an annual custom--a kind of Saturnalia--permitted by the authorities to the Slaves or Negroes of what they call 'Nacion,' or Nation--that is to say, those born in Africa .

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