September 22 to 29, 2013, Guararé, Republic of Panamá
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Guararé and Panamá invite you to experience our culture in its maximum folkloric expression:
El Festival Nacional de la Mejorana.
|In 1949, Professor Manuel F. Zárate, with a group
of friends from his home town, Guararé, initiated a tradition that has
become the most renowned folkloric festival of the Republic of Panamá.
Today, more than sixty years later, the National Folkloric Festival of la
Mejorana in Guararé continues to promote the Panamanian folklore and keeps
on protecting the traditional customs that are integral part of life in
the provinces of Panamá. Together with the Patron Saint Festival of the
Virgin of Las Mercedes, the Guarareños (the people of Guararé) organize
each year an event that gathers in this little town in the Azuero
Peninsula in Panamá a large number of folkloric groups from around the
country with the common objectives of enjoying, spreading, and preserving
the Panamanian folklore. Musical performances, dances, singing, bull
fights, an oxcart parade, popular dances, and many other folkloric
expressions and competitions take place during the Festival. Guararé, a
town that is welcoming, festive, and musical by nature, becomes host each
September to many organized folkloric groups and many Panamanians and
visitors that participate in a true celebration of Panamanian life.
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