The people celebrate the nationalization of imperialist monopolies, and a weeklong outpouring of public joy is spontaneously organized.
Citizens rejoice as they march through the streets with coffins which, they say, contain the bad seed of those diabolical companies engaged in exploitation. Gleeful wakes like these are organized in several parts of Havana.
The coffins are carried to the seafront in rhythmic conga lines and tossed into the sea in a northerly direction.
The "companies" should now be referred to as "used to be known as."
The crowds sing revolutionary songs about the freedom and equality now enjoyed in Cuba. "There it goes," says the crowd every time a coffin lands in the water.