The most important festival is carnival, which takes place during the four days before Ash Wednesday. Unofficially the “best” carnival in the country is in Las Tablas, however, for a tamer but equally colorful experience you may prefer trying out nearby Pedasí.
During the month of November Panamanians celebrate their separation from Columbia (3rd November) and independence from Spain (28th November) as well as their Flag Day (4th November). There are many wonderful parades and parties all over the region.
Mil Polleras Parade
Panama’s national costume, “la pollera” is one of the most beautiful in Latin America and to celebrate it hundreds of women compete to make the most beautiful dress and parade through the city streets of Las Tablas (about an hours’ drive away). The parade usually takes place on the second weekend in January.