This month Panama is celebrating its independence. There are three independence days, all public holidays (it’s a long story).  There are lots of parades and other activities. Many women and girls don the traditional dress, which is a real work of art. My wife went to an activity the other day where many of the women looked simply gorgeous. These are some of the photos she took.

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This beautiful little princess also turned up.

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This photo shows one of dresses more clearly. They are, of course, all handmade.

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Old friend Breni wore a traditional indian dress. You see women and girls wearing these all the time in town.

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