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Women wearing polleras fill the Panamanian National Symbols day with color and tradition

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  • Sun, 11/04/2018 - 19:13
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  • EFE

Dozens of women, wearing the typical dress of Panama, filled with color and tradition the parades of the National Symbols Day, in the framework of the celebrations of the country’s independence.

Dressed in colored and designed skirt and the shirt, which is usually white and embroidered, the women paraded happily in the government palace before President Juan Carlos Varela and senior officials.

The traditional female attire is completed with rich ornaments on the head, called templeques, in addition to elaborate jewelry, which includes materials such as gold and pearls making it eye-catching.

The around 60 women wearing polleras were students from different public and private schools, who were part of the parades for the National Symbols Day.

Indigenous students also paraded with their traditional costumes, as well as school orchestras and Panamanian state institutions.

The route of the parades included some streets of the Casco Antiguo of the capital, located in front of the Bay of Panama and one of the main tourist attractions, so many visitors from abroad appreciated the parade.

This day began this morning with the raising of the national flag by President Varela Rodríguez, who was accompanied by his wife and first lady, Lorena Castillo, as well as other government personalities.

The national holidays began this Saturday with the commemoration of the 115th anniversary of the Separation of Panama from Colombia, will continue on Monday in the Caribbean city of Colón with the commemoration of the consolidation of the separation of Colombia.

They will continue on November 10 with the celebration of the popular uprising that took place in 1821 against colonial Spain and is known as the "First Scream of Independence of the Villa de Los Santos", and will close on November 28 when the independence of Panama of Spain was evoked in 1821, two months after the rest of the countries of Central America.

EFE

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