I wrote a blog about Cebu Carnival Queens — click here https://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2022/01/cebu-carnival-queens-philippines-from.html
I did research for a couple of articles about Cebu’s Carnival Queens. Here’s the link to Positively Filipino, which published the article. In a nutshell, Cebu celebrated the Carnival similar to that in Manila. While Manila’s Carnival started in 1908, Cebu started in 1914.
The Carnival was an extravanganza that included circus; parades; exhibits; vaudevilles; military displays; comedies; comparsas; costume and masquerade balls, including the popular Children’s Fancy Dress Ball. But the highlight was the coronation of the Carnival Queen. Before the queen’s crowning however, there was a huge buildup, starting with the recruitment of the candidates, judging or counting of ballots, and so on. The Carnival Queen events were thematic (Arabic, Greek, Hindu, Egyptian, Chinese, etc.) allowing for exotic and extravagant costumes for all, including the queen’s court, which had a king consort, damas (maids of honor), and sometimes page boys and attending girls. Since there were nightly events, participants needed many outfits.
My articles will provide more information and I will provide the links later on, but here are the Cebu’s Carnival Queens from 1914–1941. Thanks to the help of Alex Castro who has blogs about the Philippine Carnival. including Cebu Carnivals. If you have pictures of Cebu Carnival Queens, please let me know.
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