May Arida Passes Away at Age 92

Arida, who was one of the icons of Lebanon’s ‘Golden Age’, served as the president of the esteemed festival from 1973 to 2018, as well as the president of the Lebanese Water Skiing Federation from 1953 to 1961.

During her impressive career, she received many awards including the Gold Medal of Lebanese Merit from President Suleiman Franjié in 1976, the Commander of the Star Rank of the Italian Solidarity from President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi in 2005, and the Commander of the Isabelle la Catholique Order from the King of Spain in 2009.

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