The faithful travelled to the shrine to give thanks and to ask for support and good health in the coming year.
A powerful 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba and Jamaica, the US Geological Survey said.
Children splashed inside a mobile pool in the El Infernal neighborhood in the province of Pinar del Rio, part of Cuba's renowned tobacco-growing zone.
Gay rights activists organised an unauthorised march down eight blocks of one of Havana's main thoroughfares before they were stopped by police.
Several gay rights activists have been arrested after clashing with police at an unauthorised pride march in Cuban capital, Havana.
The Communist government said on Thursday that it was halving the edition size of some weeklies as well as Granma on certain days due to the lack of newsprint, which it imports.
A powerful tornado that ripped through the Cuban capital of Havana on Sunday night has left three people dead and 172 injured.
Malecon sea wall in Cuban capital is breached by monster waves that residents say they have never seen before.
Thousands of Cubans walked and crawled up the hill to the Shrine of Saint Lazarus on Sunday, seeking relief from health problems and hoping for economic prosperity and general well-being.