2018 Carnival dates officially announced

Carnival 2018 officially declared
  • Reuters

By Executive Decree 172, the Carnival dates of 2018 in Panama City will be on 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 February.

According to the Decree published in the Gazette (read more) this Wednesday, the administrator of the Tourism Authority, Gustavo Him, is designated as general coordinator of the organization and implementation of the 2018 Carnival in Panama City.

The National Government also approved a $ 2.2 million item for the Carnival 2018, of which $ 1.5 million will be allocated to the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) for the organization of Carnival in the capital city and 700 thousand dollars to support the holidays in the interior of the country.

Carnivals are especially popular in the localities of the interior of Panama such as Las Tablas, Chitré and Penonomé, La Villa de Los Santos and Santiago where the "culecos", tank trucks from which water is sent to the pedestrians, are very famous.

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