烟草在线据新华网报道编译 雪茄节组委会主席奥斯卡·巴苏尔托（Oscar Basulto）1月24日表示，2月21日至25日举行的第十三届哈瓦那雪茄节目前已经有超过1000位雪茄爱好者和专业人士确认出席。
Cuba to hold 13th cigar festival
Jan 25, 2011
More than 1,000 cigar lovers and experts have confirmed their attendance to the 13th Havana Cigar Festival, which will be held on Feb. 21-25, president of the organizing committee Oscar Basulto said on Monday.
The event, organized by Habanos S.A. and Tabacuba Business Group, is devoted to honor the famous cigar brands of the island "Montecristo," "Partagas" and "H. Upmann," said Basulto.
The festival includes the traditional activities such as visits to tobacco plantations and cigar factories, and tasting of cigars with beverages as rum, coffee, brandy and tequila, as well as trade fair and seminars.
There will be a gala dinner at the end of the festival to honor the Montecristo brand, during which "Cigar Man of the Year" will be chosen. Traditional auction of humidors - boxes of cigars to keep them fresh - will also be held.
Habanos S.A., founded in 1994, is a joint venture equally owned by the local Cubatabaco Co. and the Spanish Altadis.