Tag Archives: 3rd of November Celebration

Honoring The Fiestas Patrias

Cobblestone streets in front of the entrance to Sal Si Puedes in Santana.

That year of 1952 I’d become aware of just how much pleasure the two days of patriotic activity had given me and a real sense of joy for the first time. This was the first time in my life in which I was not only a part of a grand public ceremony but I had also been included in a highly honored civic observance. Continue reading

National Memory

The beginning of November in Panama always marks the start of Patriot Month, the celebration of Panama’s independence from Colombian rule.  It is also no accident that the 3rd of November celebration comes a day after All Soul’s Day or El Día de los Difuntos, the day to honor our dead. Continue reading