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Authentic Panamanian customs taught and learned from generation to generation.

[Thumbnail: Children attending a folklore workshop in Panama.]

Folklore Workshop at Ocu, sponsored by Melo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Yearly event aimed at kids and organized by the Foundation for Culture and Folklore. [More]

[Thumbnail: Mask of the Dance of the Great Devil from Chepo.]

Dance of the Great Devil of Chepo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

A Corpus Christi devil's dance practiced in the Eastern town of Chepo [More]

[Thumbnail: Decimas are a very important part of Panamanian traditional poetry.]

The Panamanian Decima

By: Marino Jaén Sánchez

The decima is the most popular form of traditional poetry in Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: The guando is a traditional way of transporting a body.]

The Guando

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B

A traditional way of transporting the dead. [More]

[Thumbnail: A cas-cas looking at the camera]

The Cas-Cas: A Bird that Calls for the Rain

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B

This interesting bird is very common all over Panama and Central America. [More]

[Thumbnail: A girl performs in a decima contest.]

Decima Contest at Penonome

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B

The theme for this contest for children was the ecology. [More]

[Thumbnail: Kids from El Valle with a Old Year doll]

Old Year Dolls at El Valle

By: Tamara Ponce

The dummies are built by the locals and then burnt at 12midnight on December 31. [More]

[Thumbnail: Red-fronted parrot]

Parrots and Parakeets: Popular Pets in Panama

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

There is almost no Panamanian that has not owned one of these birds. [More]

[Thumbnail: Musicians from the Murga Santiaguena]

History of Santiago's Murgas


The music bands known as murgas have a long history in the province of Veraguas. [More]

[Thumbnail: Scene from The Duel at the Tamarind]

The Duel at the Tamarind

By: Ocú

Traditional duel reenacted at Ocu during the Manito Festival. [More]

[Thumbnail: Old Year dummy]

The Old Year Dummies or Judases

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

A very Panamanian tradition for the New Year celebration. [More]

[Thumbnail: Cantalante and choir at a tamborito]

Tamborito, The Most Representative Music of Panama

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

A traditional genre that is present all over Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Mejorana singer]

Cantadera Afternoons

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Events where the public can enjoy the creativity of our campesino poets. [More]

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