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Folklore Event by Diana Gabriel Bilingual School


[The celebration began with a folk parade, in which the student groups entered the venue.]

The celebration began with a folk parade, in which the student groups entered the venue.


[Each class group represented a province. Here we see the kids honoring Bocas del Toro.]

Each class group represented a province. Here we see the kids honoring Bocas del Toro.


[In addition to provinces, the indigenous territory of Kuna Yala was represented.]

In addition to provinces, the indigenous territory of Kuna Yala was represented.


[Another attraction of the event is the presence of the Student Queens.]

Another attraction of the event is the presence of the Student Queens.


[Another tradition held every year at the event is the building of huts representative of each province. This is the one for Herrera.]

Another tradition held every year at the event is the building of huts representative of each province. This is the one for Herrera.


[The hut of Los Santos province was staffed by this group of children.]

The hut of Los Santos province was staffed by this group of children.


[The kids representing Cocle province decorated their hut with tropical fruits.]

The kids representing Cocle province decorated their hut with tropical fruits.


[Colorful Congo dresses were present at the Colon hut.]

Colorful Congo dresses were present at the Colon hut.


[Chiriqui province also had a hut staffed by these pollera-wearing girls.]

Chiriqui province also had a hut staffed by these pollera-wearing girls.


[A very important component of this event is the performing of folk dances by invited groups.]

A very important component of this event is the performing of folk dances by invited groups.


[We congratulate the school community for the success of this folk event.]

We congratulate the school community for the success of this folk event.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2017-11-06

Since 2011, PanamaTipico.com has been attending the folklore event held by the community of the Diana Gabriel Bilingual School, located in Arraijan. This event serves as a window into the work of students who, despite their young age, do research about Panamanian culture in order to accurately portray the traditions of each of the provinces and indigenous territories of Panama. The results of this process are shown in small huts built by the students and their parents.

Other attractions of the event are folk dance performances and the crowning of student queens, something very traditional in these events in Panama.


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