Tuesday, December 6, 2011

One Thousand Polleras Parade

For the second year in a row, last november 28th, the city of Las Tablas in Los Santos province (Azuero Peninsula, central Panama) held
one of the most beautiful shows regarding folklore and culture:the 1000 Polleras Parade. The pollera is our national typical feminine suit, considered probably the most beautiful of the world, and certainly one of the most elegant. Some polleras are valued for dozens of thousands of dollars because the process to make them is almost an art. The parade not only shows graceful women dressed with hand-made polleras (more than 5000 this year), but also our traditional music and dishes all over its route. It is a spectacle worth to see so here I'm posting some photos of the event.
Our president, Ricardo Martinelli, and his wife heading the parade
An allegoric car featuring a "dirty devil" mask, one of our traditional dance
A traditional "murga", playing popular tunes
Even the pets dressed polleras
Don't miss the parade next year!

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