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Festivals honoring traditions and products of a region.

[Thumbnail: Sugarcane Festival at Pese, Panama.]

Sugarcane Festival of Pese

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Folk festival held yearly at Pese, Herrera province, Panama. [More]

[Thumnail: Princess of the Cucua Festival, in Panama.]

National Cucua Festival 2019

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Festival held at San Miguel Centro, in the mountains of Penonome. [More]

[Thumbnail: Contestant in the drum playing event at the Chorreranian Cumbia Festival in Panama]

Chorreranian Cumbia Festival

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Yearly event held to preserve the tradicional music from La Chorrera, in Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Girl wearing a pollera from Chiriqui at the Yesteryear Festival in Panama.]

Yesteryear Festival

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Festive event organized to rescue and keep alive the traditions of Dos Rios de Dolega and Chiriqui. [More]

[Thumbnail: Pollera-wearing young girl in the Peligreno Drum Festival, David, Chiriqui, Panama.]

Peligreno Drum Festival

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

This is a yearly folk event held at the City of David, in Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Rosa Montezuma, Miss Panama for Miss Universe 2019 at a Ngabe-Bugle festival.]

Meri Ba Nuare Festival

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Cultural event held to preserve the traditions of the Ngabe and Bugle indigenous peoples of Panama. [More]

[Thumnail: Flag of the Mountaineer Festival of the Drum and the Oxcar, at Los Pozos, Herrera, Panama.]

Mountaineer Festival of the Drum and the Oxcart

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Folk festival held at Los Pozos, Herrera Province, Panama, in October. [More]

[Thumbnail: Queen of a Sugarcane Folk Festival at El Roble de Aguadulce, Panama.]

Sugarcane Juice Festival at El Roble de Aguadulce

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Yearly event held in Central Panama to showcase the traditional aspects of sugarcane production. [More]

[Thumbnail: Traditional drums from Cocle province, in Panama.]

Festival of the Playing, Dancing and Singing of the Drum, 2018

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Cultural event that highlights the key role of the drum in Panama's folk music. [More]

[Thumbnail: Contestant at the National Pollera Festival of Panama.]

National Pollera Festival

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Held at Las Tablas, this is the most prestigious pollera contest in Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Leatherback hatchling in Armila, Panama.]

Sea Turtle Festival at Armila, Kuna Yala

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

A cultural and ecological event held every May in the Caribbean Coast of Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Young female decima singer in a festival in Panama.]

Young Decima Tournament at La Mitra Folk Festival, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

This annual festival is one of the most important cultural events in West Panama province. [More]

[Thumbnail: Queen of the National Cumbia Festival and Guarare Town Anniversary.]

National Cumbia Festival, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Yearly event held in Guarare for preserving the Panamanian cumbia music. [More]

[Thumbnail: Fried foods at the Almojabano Festival at Chiriqui, Panama.]

Almojabano Festival 2017, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Yearly folk fest honoring the traditions, including gastronomy of Chiriqui province. [More]

[Thumbnail: Kid participating in a folk contest in Panama.]

Folk Contests at the Mejorana Festival, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Both, adults and children, show their talent at these yearly traditional contests at Guarare. [More]

[Thumbnail: Folk contests at the Manito Festival, Panama, sponsored by Melo.]

Traditional contest at the Manito Festival, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

These contests take place at the town of Ocu during the month of August every year. [More]

[Thumbnail: Junco hat from Panama.]

Pintao Hat, Junco Hat and Camisilla Contests, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Yearly contests in honor of our crafters and Saint Librada. [More]

[Thumbnail: Monkey Festival, sponsored by Melo]

Bijao-wrapped Monkey Festival, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Dispell any prejudices about this monkey eating event, held at Chiriquí, by reading our article. [More]

[Thumbnail: Mango Festival and drum contest in Panama.]

Mango Festival and Drum Contest, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Traditional event held in the town of Rio Hato, province of Cocle. [More]

[Thumbnail: Princess of the Parade of the Black Ethnicity in Panama.]

Parade for the Black Ethnicity of Panama, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Yearly event held each May in Panama City. [More]

[Thumbnail: Congo dancers from Curundu, Panamá.]

Gathering of Congo Groups from several areas of Panama.

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Festival featuring dances and cultural exchange between different Black populations of Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Campesino from Ocu]

Manito Festival at Ocu, Herrera

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

This is a very traditional festival in Panama, held in the town of Ocu, Herrera. [More]

[Thumbnail: Drum from Cocle, Panama.]

Drum Festival at Penonome

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Event that showcases traditional music, songs and dances of the Cocle province. [More]

[Thumbnail: Angel of the Dance of the Congos]

8th Devils and Congos Festival

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Biennial folklore festival honoring the African heritage of Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Drum Festival, Panama]

Drum Festival at Cocle

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B

Festival honoring our traditional drums. [More]

[Thumbnail: Festival of the Sea Turtles at Armila, Panama.]

Festival of the Sea Turtles

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

An ecological and cultural celebration at Armila, Panama [More]

[Thumbnail: Devil's mask at Portobelo.]

Diablos and Congos Festival

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Cultural event held at the colonial town of Portobelo. [More]

[Thumbnail: Traditional Panamanian Hat Festival]

Traditional Panamanian Hat Festival

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B

A new festival honoring our Panamanian hat. [More]

[Thumbnail: Bijao-wrapped monkey, a traditional food from Chiriqui.]

Mono en Bijao Festival

By: Tamara Ponce

Festival honoring the so-called monkey, a traditional meal from Chiriqui Province. [More]

[Thumbnail: Tuna of the Embarrados at the Canajagua Folklore Festival.]

Canajagua Folklore Festival and Three Wise Men Festivity at Macaracas

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Two traditional events take place simultaneously at Macaracas, Los Santos province. [More]

[Thumbnail: Queen of the Mejorana Festival 2009.]

Mejorana Festival

By: Tamara Ponce

This is our main Panamanian folklore festival. It is held annually at Guarare. [More]

[Thumbnail: A view of the guacho while being served at the totuma.]

Festival of the Guacho en Totuma

By: Rafael Batista Pérez

Guacho is a rice-based dish similar to the Cajun Etouffee. [More]

[Thumbnail: People at the Canajagua Folklore Festival]

Canajagua Folklore Festival

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

This event is held every year at Macaracas, province of Los Santos [More]

[Thumbnail: Toro Guapo from Anton, Panama]

Toro Guapo Festival at Anton

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

The main folklore festival of the province of Cocle is held every October. [More]

[Thumbnail: Former Queen of the Toro Guapo Festival at Anton.]

Meeting of Former Queens of the Toro Guapo Festival

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B

Women who have served as Queens since 1967 met at this event. [More]

[Thumbnail: Handicrafts made at El Cano de Nata, Panama]

Second Cultural and Tourist Festival of El Cano

By: Rafael Batista Pérez

A recently established folklore festival that joins our rich calendar of country-wide cultural events. [More]

[Thumbnail: Drums from Cocle]

Festival of Drums from Cocle

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B

Just the second edition of this event, the festival attracted many people from all over Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Crab tying contest]

Crab and Seafood Festival at Montijo


Located in the southern coast of Veraguas, Montijo is blessed with lots of seafood. [More]

[Thumbnail: the Toro Guapo charging]

Toro Guapo Festival at Anton


Event showcasing the traditions of this region of the Cocle province. [More]

[Thumbnail: Detail of the costume of the cucua devils]

Cucua Devils Festival

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Event held at the town of San Miguel Centro, Cocle [More]

[Thumbnail: Borojo shown at Cocle del Norte Festival.]

First Folklore and Ecology Festival at Cocle del Norte

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

The people of Cocle del Norte honored their culture and environment. [More]

[Thumbnail: Zaracunde dancers at Guarare]

Parade of Oxen Carts and Krewes in the Mejorana Festival at Guarare

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

All parading carts and krewes participate in a contest. [More]

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