HAVANA.- (ACN) The funeral rites for the Commander in Chief Fidel Castro will begin at 9 AM this Monday when Havana people will go to the Jos Marti Memorial to pay their homage.

Twenty-one-gun salute from the CabaƱa fortress on Havana Bay will mark the beginning of the activities, while at the same time a similar ceremony will happen in Santiago de Cuba.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to the Revolution Square, and all over the country, thousands of places have been prepared for people to sign a document to show their commitment to carry out the legacy of Fidel Castro.

The ashes of the Commander in Chief will be laid at the Memorial for people to show their respects till 10 PM, while tomorrow the same activity will last till noon, while at 7 PM there will be a mass gathering in the Revolution Square