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Friday, August 01 2014 @ 06:28 PM EDT

Panama's Independence Day Parades and Celebrations

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By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Panama is getting ready to celebrate its 104th year as an independent republic tomorrow and Sunday with parades in Panama City. One of the things you can always count on, every year, is that it will rain on the parade. I'm not trying to me a pessimist or anything, but it rains more in November than in any other month, and every year (like clockwork) it rains like hell, right in the middle of the parade. Panamanians laugh about it and just keep right on going. The majority of the participants are schools and their bands. Panama City Mayor Juan Carlos Navarro has declared Panama City to be a no-booze zone for the weekend so all bars (and everyplace else that sells alcohol) will be closed. Panama gained its independence from Colombia on Tuesday, 3 November 1903.

Copyright 2007 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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