Day Two ~ Independence Days

This morning I caught the Flag Day Parade at the road that comes down from the school and then I whipped further down Calle Principal and caught up with it again.   Once again here are some of my favourite captures of the morning.

There was a tipico band leading today’s festivities along with woman dressed in a pollera.  When the parade started it was raining lightly but it didn’t last for long.  The parade leaders looked like they were enjoying themselves.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I didn’t mention yesterday that the students and flags all have black ribbons attached to them in memory of the young student that was struck by lightning and killed in the school yard on October 24th.  I noticed that some of the parade participants were the same as yesterday, but it’s also likely that different classes have turns on different days.  In some cases it seemed that the younger students were taking their turn with the drumming and strutting.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The acrobats of Instituto Plinio Antonio Moscoso de Pedasí were the same group as yesterday with nice clean shirts on that didn’t stay that way too long.

IMG_9442

When the tipico band got to the end of the street they had an extra drummer with them:

IMG_9416

The temperature is over 33° and the humidity is pretty high with the threat of rain hanging in the air. Some of the marchers seemed very hot and uncomfortable and I don’t blame them, it’s a bit of a sweatbox…in the campo.

Advertisements

About indacampo

You'll find me at https://indacampo.wordpress.com/ blogging about Panama...and other things.
This entry was posted in Things Panameño and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Day Two ~ Independence Days

  1. Pingback: 2015 Month of Getting Nothing Done or Noviembre, Mes de Patrias | In Da Campo

I'd love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s