The Parade is practiced in every town/community in celebration of Flag day on Novemeber 4th. The schools are the starting and driving point of the parade in most of the smaller communities.
The flag was created in 1903 in secrecy. Hiding it from the Columbian army. The flag is burned in a ceremony each year and replaced with a new one.
Pledge to the flag: I pledge to God and my country to love, respect and defend you as the sacred symbol of our nation. Viva Panama.
On that day we offered a ride to our indigenous neighbours. First trip we took a family of 4, but then returned to get a few more. Ended up with 13 (adults and children) in the car in one go. It still makes us smile.
Monika and Kevin Martyn