Trujillo Spring Festival

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Trujillo Spring Festival
GenreSpring Festival
Location(s) Trujillo, Peru
Years active1950 - present
Most recent62° edition (2012)
Attendance25.000 (estimated)

The Trujillo Spring Festival [1] [2] is a festival and cultural event that takes place in the Peruvian city of Trujillo, between the end of September and beginning of October each year. This spring festival is considered one of the most representative of Trujillo city and honors its nickname of City of the everlasting spring. This festival is also one of the largest in the country and attracts the attendance of thousands of tourists from around the planet. [3] The main attraction of this festival is a traditional Corsican or spring parade, involving mainly beauty queens of Lions clubs across the continent; in the parade there's a competition in the decoration about spring allegory and to be honored with the award called the gold lion. It is organized by the Lions Club of Trujillo.



The first Trujillo spring festival was held in 1950, and since that time has been held each year with the presence of many visitors from all around the world. The organization is in charge of the Lions Club of Trujillo. The International Spring Festival was formalized by Supreme Decree No. 15 of May 31, 1961 and by Act of Congress No. 15621 of September 28, 1965 which Trujillo was appointed with the title of "Capital of Spring" for the first government of Fernando Belaunde Terry. [4] In recent editions of the festival artistic presentations are made in various parts of the city. [5] By the 61st International Spring Festival, through regional ordinance on September 30, 2011, in the province of Trujillo was declared a holiday. [6]

Characters of the festival

Peruvian paso in spring

During Trujillo spring festival in September and October there is peruvian paso contest. [7] Trujillo is known and considered as the Cradle of the typical Peruvian Paso Horse [8] as well as the Capital of Culture of Peru [9] so as the Capital of the Marinera dance and as the city of the everlasting spring.

Queens of Trujillo Spring festival

Queen of festivalYear
1Lilli Clarke Cabada1951
2Lucila Grijalba Yturri1952
3Janeth Barriga Bringas1954
4Teresa Pinillos Ganoza1956
5Rocío de la Riva Rossi1958
6Victoria Pinillos Monteverde1959
7Cecilia Manucci Vega1961
8Daisi Ganoza Birrel1967
9María Antonieta De Orbegoso Alvarado1968
10Mónica Ponce de León1969
11Ana María Hoyle Montalva1971
12Hortencia Rey Ganoza1973
13Yela Nestorovic Razzeto1974
14Sarita Bickel Vargas1975
15Jeanete Sánchez Ferrer Barriga1976
16Lía Iturri Cano1977
17Patricia Casuso Cubas1981
18María del Carmen Ganoza Delfín1983
19Ana Cecilia Morillas Abad1988
20Catherine Deheza Vásquez1999
21María Florencia de Orbegoso Piedra1997
22Lorena Mantilla2010
23Estrella Delgado Parker Vanini [10] 2012

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