It sounds easy but it is built with effort. This very day in 1903, the history of Panama began, a hot hardworking, productive land belonging to the central area of the American continent, performing excise works with the famous Panama Canal, a symbol of economy , tourism and production for the country.
Between parades and parties, some of the streets of the country were filled with festivities commemorating the Republic, with events and the participation of the Technological University of Panama (UTP), a civic parade (a tradition at this date) and the participation of the bands of Nuestra Señora de Lourdes School and also of the Don Bosco Technical Institute.
The National Assembly also attended the party with two activities. First, a ceremony celebrating 115 years of homeland and also the same amount of years of diplomatic relations with Peru, second country in recognizing the independence of the nation. The first country was the United States.
After the event, a play was performed portraying the execution of Victoriano Lorenzo, assassinated on May 15, 1903 after his fight in the Thousand Days' War, in which he fell dead in the Altar de Patria, place to which different movements want to change the name.
Precisely the murder of Cholo Victoriano marked a milestone in Panamanian culture, which among many things this day was also the opportunity to express repudiation of the recent acts of corruption of which Juan Carlos Varela and many of his cabinet members are accused. These events included the requirement to change the name of the Plaza Francia to General Victoriano Lorenzo.
Flags, allusive make-up and decorations were part of the landscape of the country today, besides from the expression of joy on social networks, such as the case of President Juan Carlos Varela, who wrote on Twitter:
Llego el mes de la Patria y vamos a celebrar los #115añosPanamá con orgullo; Colón no será la excepción, ya nos estamos preparando para el desfile del 5 de noviembre y celebrar con los colonenses en su restaurada Gobernación. #VivaPanamá pic.twitter.com/OinJQST0DS— Juan Carlos Varela (@JC_Varela) November 1, 2018