On 15 and 16 October, the cities of Bussum and Naarden hosted the Perol Festival and the Selective World Championship of Marinera. These events were held for the second time in the Netherlands and reproduce the traditional celebrations that take place in Trujillo, Peru. They were organized by our compatriot Fiorella Lama and Mr. Gerard Kamp who direct Club Libertad, which opened in 2015 with the objective of promoting this beautiful Peruvian Dance.
The Perol Festival took place on October 15th at the Hotel NH Bussum Jan Tabak. The event was a gala dinner with the guests dressed in white and the event featured an exhibition of various champions of the art. On this occasion, the General Consul of Peru Jorge Wurst and the Cultural attaché Lucas Otero were invited to crown the chosen "queens" of the Amsterdam branch of the Club, ladies Arantxa Facho and Yadira Grimm who will be responsible for exercising the representation of that subsidiary in various events related to the mentioned dance.
The Ambassador of Peru in the Netherlands, Carlos Herrera, inaugurated the second Selective World Championship of Marinera which took place on October 16th in a sports hall in the city of Naarden, with guests and participants from many countries in Europe. The aim of this competition was to elect the representatives of the Amsterdam subsidiary for the final of the National Championship of Marinera to be held in Trujillo next year. The awards were presented by the General Consul of Peru in Amsterdam, the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Peru and other sponsors of the event.