Photo Package: Cubans honor Saint Barbara
Cubans paid tribute to Saint Barbara and the Santeria deity Chango on Wednesday with offerings of flowers, fruit, burning candles, drumming and animal sacrifices.
Chango is the orisha - spirit or deity in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria - of lightning, fire and war, and is associated with Saint Barbara.
Believers hold ceremonies for "protection" from evil on Saint Barbara's feast day, which is held every Dec. 4 in Cuba.
Experts say as many as 80 percent of Cubans observe some kind of Santeria.