Procigar cancels its Dominican Cigar Festival due to the global covid-19 pandemic. It is no surprise, as the Nicaraguan festival Puro Sabor and the Cuban Habanos Festival made that call earlier this year. But unlike the organizations behind Puro Sabor and the Habanos Festival, Procigar doesn’t say it’s canceling the event. They say that the festival is postponed. Yet, there is no mention of when the festival will take place and in what form.
Procigar is the association of Dominican Cigar Manufacturers. According to the organization, the decision comes after consulting with members, sponsors, and attendees. The main concert is the significant impact of international travel movements. “Our first consideration under these difficult circumstances must be for the health and well-being of all participants involved in the event while national governments seek to contain the spread of this disease,” says Procigar via a press release.
For the last 13 years, Procigar hosted the Procigar festival with factory visits, seminars, dinners, and parties. It is the perfect way for cigar enthusiasts, retailers, and distributors to tour fields and factories. To learn more about tobacco cultivation, cigar blending, and rolling. And it’s also a great way to meet and chat with many of the famous cigar manufacturers from the Dominican Republic.
Not every cigar manufacturer can join Procigar. It is a select group of manufacturers that uphold certain quality and ethical standards. Becoming a member is by invite only. The organization is around since 1992 when a few manufacturers joined forces to defend, protect, and divulge the good name of the land of Cigar Country.
The current members are General Cigars Dominicana, Tabacalera de Garcia, La Aurora, Quesada Cigars, Tabadom (Davidoff), De Los Reyes, Tabacalera A Fuente, Tabacalera La Alianza, La Flor Dominicana, Tabacalera Palma, and PDR Cigars.