The city of Las Tablas in the province of Los Santos is once again gaily decorated, this time to celebrate the third consecutive year of hosting the Parade of a Thousand Polleras, an event organized by the Panama Tourism Authority, under the administration of Salomón Shamah.
At the Porras Park of Las Tablas on Friday, January 11, the day before the parade, recognition and awards were given to outstanding Panamanian artisans and crafts workers who have dedicated their lives to sewing the national costume and thus exalting our culture.
This year tribute was paid to seven artisans who make hats, corduroy shoes and, of course, the pollera skirt, each one representing a district in the province of Los Santos.
The purpose of the Parade of a Thousand Polleras is to continue showcasing the traditions and customs of our folklore, as well as the fine handicraft of those artisans who create polleras, Panama's traditional costume.
Number of delegations registered
Forty five Delegations of adults,
Nine Delegations of children and,
Fifteen Folkloric Decorated Cars