Folkloric Carnival at La Plaza
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: La Plaza City of Knowledge food court
Promoting a return to our traditions, La Plaza City of Knowledge invites you to a pre-carnival folkloric show that will take place on Saturday, February 18. We will have traditional dances, music, congos, murga, fantasy costumes and much joy. The event will count with the participation of the Folkloric Ensemble of the City of Knowledge, the Folkloric Ballet of Panama and the Héctor Espino Ensemble.
The Panama Carnivals are celebrated for four consecutive days, before Ash Wednesday. The first carnivals of Panama were carried out in colonial times, where groups of individuals dressed as king and queen of Spain, conquering soldiers, slaves, and Indians who set out from Peña Prieta beach, Avenida Balboa, to part of what today is Park of Santa Ana, simulating battles. However, it was not until 1910 that by means of a decree they were made official.