Ash Wednesday - Start of Lent in Panama
Wednesday, February 17 2010 @ 04:29 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: So, Carnival is five days of "getting it out of your system" so you can be relatively purged by the time Easter and Holy Week come around. Today marks the start of Lent. After awhile you become accustomed to the ebbs and flows of the Panamanian party calendar. Next up - taking a few days off at the beach during Holy Week, and drinking all of the booze you had stashed in the house so that no one can see you... One more thing - the thousands of Panamanian women who are now pregnant thanks to Carnival (although they don't know it yet) will give birth during the last week of November 2010, so it becomes harder to keep your employees at work during that time. Have I been in Panama too long?