Manila Carnival (1932)


Living in the Philippine Islands
The Manila Carnival of 1932

  Miss Philippines Floral Parade 1932  
Queen Emma & Prince Aka 1932 Queen Emma 1932 Queen Emma 1932
Miss Luzon 1932 Miss Visayas 1932 Miss Mindanao 1932


The Manila Carnivals were, writes Alex Castro in his blog Manila Carnivals 1908-1939, , "the greatest annual event in the Orient."

He goes on to say that, "Perhaps, no other event has piqued the interest and stirred a nationís imagination more than the fabled Manila Carnivals. Held from 1908-1939, the 2-week fair was organized as a goodwill event to celebrate harmonious U.S.-Philippine relations and to showcase our commercial, industrial and agricultural progress. Spectacular parades, lavish shows, firework displays and the crowning of the Manila Carnival Queen highlighted the "greatest annual event in the Orient".

(Visit Manila Carnivals 1908-1939)


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