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Carnival

08 Feb 2015 - 12 Feb 2015
Place: Panama, Las Tablas, Los Santos

Carnival in Panama is considered one of the greatest celebrations in the city, as well as in the rest of the country. It is 4 days when all emotions reach their maximum peak, starting in the morning and ending the next day. The celebration of this festival has been happening since the 1900s, and officially begins the fourth day before Ash Wednesday.

One of the traditions is known as the mojadera, or "getting drenched" in water. This happens in the morning. In the afternoons there are parades with floats (New Orleans style), and on Sunday the national dress, the pollera, is represented by the queens and all those who participate. During the night the streets are covered with people dancing to the rhythm of international music groups and bands.