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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2003

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2003, Natalia Díaz Mesa

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2003 was Natalia Díaz Mesa, with a costume entitled "
Láquesis" (Lachesis), designed by Santi Castro, representing Centro Comercial Carrefour

In 2003, the court was made up as follows:

  1. 1st Maid of Honour: Silvia Fernández del Rosario, with a costume entitled “Partenope”, representing Grupo AC Bingo Colombófilo and designed by Juan Carlos Armas.
  2. 2nd Maid of Honour: Tamara Hernández Hernández, with a costume entitled “Crisálida” (Chrysalis), representing Almacenes El Kilo and designed by Octavio, Sergio y Daniel Hernández.
  3. 3rd Maid of Honour: María Toledo Rosa, with a costume entitled “Mauna-Loa”, representing Floristería Tin and designed by Juan Carlos Armas.
  4. 4th Maid of Honour: Victoria Cristina Mederos, with a costume entitled “Thais”, representing Barbacoa Tacoronte and designed by Expedita Hernández.
Theme of carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2003 was "The Far East" (China). The centre of the Plaza de España was occupied by a Chinese temple in red. A papier-mâché sculpture of the Buddha was withdrawn after protests by the Buddhist community of Tenerife, who objected to a religious figure being used frivolously. The main streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife were decorated red and gold, with Chinese lanterns.

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