Aruba celebrated a stunning National Light Parade full of laughter, unity and exemplary behavior

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Last Saturday the Minister of Culture Xiomara Maduro accompanied by Minister of Tourism Dangui Oduber started the National Light Parade after a wonderful show presented by local acrobatics group RCC, by lighting the torch that would indicate the beginning of the parade.

The parade started with a beautiful runway of our queens, Princes and our Cultural Ladies that were escorted by Roland Helder from Aruba’s Department of Culture. The Parade featured the participation of 6 groups with performances from 6 bands and 2 brassbands. During the parade one could admire the various participants with gorgeous bodypieces and headpieces, along with Mrs. Riri Botta and her group with a stunning roadpiece celebrating restaurant El Gaucho’s 45th anniversary during the parade. Everyone present at the parade could see and experience the joy, unity and creativity of Aruba’s citizens at the parade.

Minister Maduro thanked the president of Comision Celebracion Dianan Nacional, CCDN, Sr. John John Flemming, spokesperson for the parade Sr. Lyonel Driksz, and every volunteer along with the team that assisted the minister to prepare, coordinate and guide the parade in a successful manner. She also expressed gratitude to Police, Ambulance, Red Cross, Department of Public Works and Serlimar for their valuable contribution to this parade. To all press from Aruba and Curacao, the minister wants to extend her gratitude for providing information about the Parade and covering the beautiful cultural event of Aruba.

A heartfelt gratitude was expressed to all participants for their participation and support to the National Light Parade with a “thank you for accepting the invitation and forming part of a positive event.” To all the visitors who came and celebrated along with us, thank you for your presence, your support and your exemplary behavior.

When you do something with good intentions in your heart for the wellbeing of Aruba, you will always succeed. Congratulations Aruba!