In Panama, handmade polleras are worn during festivals and celebrations. Currently it is the National Costume of Panama. A The pollera is entirely hand sewn. Each pollera can cost several thousand dollars and take up to a year to create. The gold and pearl mosquetas and tembleques that are worn with a pollera are generally passed down as heirlooms through generations.
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”. http://amble.com/ambler/2011/11/panamanians-party-all-november-long/
On November 3, 1903, Panama separated from Colombia and became an independent country. Today the country puts on its best traditional attire and takes to the street to commemorate this historic event. Viva Panama!!!!