For another year, La Aurora Cigars does its bit for the most supportive night of the Procigar Festival. In this year’s edition, we contributed a humidor in honor of Fernando León, the late father of La Aurora’s president, Guillermo Léon, who would have turned 100 years old this year.
The Fernando León 100th Anniversary humidor was created by Iris de Mondesert, a Dominican architect known for her conservation and fine arts work. In working in this way with Iris, we also pay tribute to one of Fernando León’s favorite causes; the preservation of the environment and in particular, the protection of bird habitats.
The humidor features a Dominican partridge pigeon or white coquito partridge (Geotrygon leucometopia), one of his favorite birds. Inside the humidor there are 180 cigars bearing Fernando León’s name: La Aurora Family Reserve Fernando León, a mix of different Fernando León cigars and Fernando León 100 Anniversary Doble Robusto PigTail (5 3/4 x 52), an exclusive cigar for the Procigar Festival 2022.
This humidor will be auctioned off during the Gala Dinner in Santiago, organized to benefit Voluntariado Jesús con los Niños (a non-profit organization for sick children), Hospicio San Vicente de Paúl (a residence for low-income elderly people) and Un Hogar para mi Familia (Procigar‘s charitable initiative).
Two-day visit to La Aurora factory and a selection of cigars to taste at Procigar
In addition to this, those attending the Procigar Festival can visit the La Aurora factory on Wednesday, February 23rd and Thursday, February 24th. Those who take the tour of our facilities can learn firsthand how the entire Premium cigar manufacturing process works. During the visit, attendees will receive a pack of La Aurora cigars.
Finally, the La Aurora cigars that will be handed out at the different events of the Procigar Festival are:
- Welcome Cocktail Reception (February 22nd) at the Hodelpa Garden Court Hotel – Pool Area: La Aurora 115th Anniversary in Robusto format.
- Welcome Dinner (February 23rd) at the Santiago Central Park: La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Edition Double Figurado Ruby.
- White Dinner at the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration: La Aurora Puro Vintage.
- Day in the Country: La Aurora 115th Anniversary in Robusto format.
- Gala Dinner at the Centro Español: La Aurora Family Reserve Fernando León Limited Edition Belicoso.