Atlas y Calendario de Fiestas del Patrimonio Cultural de Panamá

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Work-Related Activities

Our countrymen and women work hard every day. These are some of their traditional activities.

[Thumbnail: Curved machete used in Panama.]

Clearing with a curved machete

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Ingeniosity produced this type of machete used decades ago in Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Plantain leave, a traditional crop in Panama.]

Traditional Plantain Planting Method

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Learn how this Panamanian staple food is planted in the traditional way. [More]

[Thumbnail: Traditional milking at the countryside.]

Traditional Milking

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

There are still some peasants who milk their cows in the traditional way. [More]

[Thumbnail: Zurrones and enjalma.]

Zurron and Enjalma

By: Marino Jaén Sánchez

These are leather-made tools of the Panamanian campesino. [More]

[Thumbnail: Guandu seeds ready for being sown.]

Sowing Guandu

By: Marino Jaén Sánchez

Guandu is a seed that is used in a very traditional dish in Panama: Arroz con Guandu. Learn how it is sown here. [More]

[Portada: Sugar cane being milled in a trapiche.]

The Molienda

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Traditional way of processing sugar cane into sugar cane honey. [More]

[Thumbnail: Cooking by fire with a fogon.]

Cooking by Fire

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Known as fogon, this device is used for cooking traditional meals all over Panama. [More]

[Thumbnail: Men building a wall in a quincha house.]

The Building of a Quincha House (Part II)

By: Tamara Ponce

How the walls of the house are completed during a couple of hours. [More]

[Thumbnail: People mixing the mud with their feet at a traditional junta de embarra.]

The Building of a Quincha House (Part I)

By: Tamara Ponce

The whole town joins the effort to build a mud house for a family. [More]

[Thumbnail: Mouth of an artesian well]

Getting Water from an Artesian Well

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Pictures and description of this interesting device used in the countryside. [More]

[Thumbnail: Man harvesting rice]

Rice Harvesting Junta

By: Compa Wayo

Tradition of our farmers. The whole town shows up to help the owner harvest his rice. [More]

[Thumbnail: Man holding a calf while it is vaccinated and marked]

Cattle Marking and Vaccination

By: Compa Wayo

We bring you all the details of how these activities are performed in our countryside. [More]

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