November: A Month of Celebration!

Panamanians are happy people who enjoy life.  This joy for life and love for celebration can be witnessed in the verve and zest with which they celebrate their patriotism in the month of November.  Check out the link below to see what days are celebrated and why.  I leave you with a couple of photos of the traditional dance, “El Punto”.


“Tembleque” is the term given to the ornaments used by women in their hair when they wear the pollera, the national folk dress.  They are created in a way that they move or shake as the woman walks.  The word tembleque is derived from the Spanish word “temblar” which means to shake or quiver. These beautiful ornaments are made by hand and created using fish scales and pearls.