The carnivals held in Panama are one of the most popular, not only for Panamanians but because every year it becomes a meeting of many tourists. Carnival is a festival of music, color and above all a lot of fun.
In Panama, the carnivals or the festivities of King Momo last four days, and this next 2020 will be held from February 22 to 25, before Ash Wednesday, as every year. The Panamanian Carnival is a celebration that paralyzes the whole country for four days.
What are the carnivals held in Panama?
It all begins with the coronation of the Carnival Queen that takes place the day before the celebration starts, at night, that is, on Friday. Then, on Saturday you can enjoy popular music and great cold showers or water cannons.
These wets are made by tanker trucks that spray water to all present. At night, the expected parades begin with beautiful allegorical chariots, costumes, and tunas, with the queen sporting the coronation costume. At the end of the carnivals, the so-called “Burial of the sardine” takes place, which means the end of the celebration and the beginning of Lent.
The carnival is not held in a single place in the country. However, the great tradition is to do it in the Capital City. This 2020, will be 110 years of the celebration of the carnival in Panama in the Capital City.
Carnival of Tables
Las Tablas is a city in the province of Los Santos where the carnival is most celebrated and is located 210 km from Panama City. Many consider the best festivals in the country to be held in Las Tablas, thanks to its great atmosphere, music, and the famous rivalry that exists between the streets.
These streets are Up Street and Down Street. Both lanes compete for the best costume and chariot. This is a tradition that takes many years, and when both tunas meet, it is the best time, since they use rhymes and costumes to mock each other.
In the Tables, each street has its parade and queens, which must be tabletops, to occupy the vast and long-awaited throne.
There is no doubt that in Las Tablas there is luxury, fireworks, the best costumes and also the skirts. The chick is the typical Panamanian costume and has its festival; however, during the carnival, it is also a time to wear that beautiful Panamanian costume; after a year of great elaboration.