At a press conference, Mayor José Isabel Blandón explained the benefits of the event that seeks to give children, youth, and adults an afternoon of celebration and healthy recreation on this important day devoted to the country's children.
Ten floats decorated in children's themes will participate in this magical parade, accompanied by clowns, cartoon characters, musical bands, motorcycle clubs, and modified cars. In addition, there will be stages with live entertainment, plus prizes and surprises.
The parade route will be equipped with 10 sets of bleachers, a handicapped area, several water stations, and portable toilets. To end the event with a bang and delight the audience, there will also be a fireworks display.
More than 1,200 security units, 2 Ministry of Health patient care centers, 20 first aid sites, 50 public health inspectors, fire brigades and firefighting equipment, cranes for lifting vehicles, and municipal magistrates will be stationed along the parade route.
Eight government institutions, including the Ministry of Health (MINSA), the Fire Department of Panama (CBP), and the Metro Waste and Sanitation Authority (AAUD), will be working in cooperation with the Panama City Hall to put on this event.
The Panama City Hall will award permission to 80 permanent stalls and 150 street vendors to sell their goods during this event. Those interested in soliciting their permit should come to the Legal and Justice office located on the ground floor of the Hatillo building between July 21st and 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In 1954 the General Assembly of the Unit Nations recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day and suggested to member countries that each government select which date is most appropriate to celebrate it. In Panama Children's Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday of July.
Photos of the press conference