We’re once again back around the calendar to Fiestas Patrias month. I’d like to rename this month “Fiesta Your Face Off 2015 And Pretend It’s February” but I’ll settle for my standard Getting Nothing Done Month. Here’s the schedule this year:
Monday, November 2 ~ Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos (no loud music or alcohol sales)
Tuesday, November 3 ~ Separation from Colombia
Wednesday, November 4 ~ Flag Day
Thursday, November 5 ~ Colón Day
Tuesday, November 10 ~ Los Santos, The First Cry of Independence from Spain
Saturday, November 28 ~ Independence from Spain
Then we add in a couple of more parades for the school children, notably a parade in Pocri and the big one in Las Tablas. And all the towns have a couple of days of fundraising ongoing for their Carnavals, our side of town began as soon as the alcohol ban lifted the morning of the 3rd, don’t let the schedule fool you, it goes on for days and we’ve noticed at least one of our neighbors has vacated for a quieter area. But then the neighbor who owns the house across the street showed up for some revelry….with four car loads of people.
To read more about the history behind the Fiestas de Patrias you can follow my earlier posts:
Day Two ~ Independence Days
Day One ~ Independence Days
Happy Independence Month!
The Beginning of Panameño Independence Month
The Month of Patria Celebrations Continues
November 3 ~ Separation from Colombia
November the “Get Nothing Done Month”