Panama draws tourists with spotlight on folklore during carnival

Panama took advantage of their carnival, considered one of the best in the region, to reveal a slice of their diverse folklore to the tourists visiting the country. 

On traditional Shrove Tuesday in the Azuero region, considered the cradle of Panamanian folklore, the carnival bands gave a spectacular show with dozens of women dressed in pollera dresses, deemed one of the most beautiful traditional costumes in the world. Carnival queens also wore outfits that were worth over $10,000 and took Panamanian seamstresses more than a year to make by hand.

The parade of polleras is a tradition during the Panamanian carnival and is a golden opportunity for the thousands of foreigners visiting the Central American country for this event to see up-close a sample of the most deeply rooted traditions among Panamanians.

Source: ANPanamá