Terrazas de Panamá in Playa Coronado is a new shopping mall / center that is just about finished being buult. We arrived in Playa Coronado, Panamá around 4 months ago and this project was hardly block walls and steel coming up from the foundations. Now it is being painted and is looking like it will be opened any day.
Here are some photos I captured of the new murals today at Terrazas de Panamá Playa Coronado.
Motorcross and 4 wheel races at Pista Lago Limon Santiago Panamá
This should be a fun filled all day event of Motorcross & Quad Racing in Panamá at the Pista Lago Limon near Santiago. A good turn out is expected as this is race 9 of the season for UPM Union Panamena De Motociclismo. This event is sponsored by dozens of local companies and some multi national ones including Coors Light, 507 Extremo, Nitro City Panamá, Amsoil, Polaris Industries, Vida Extrema, Motores 507 and many many more.
You will see lots of partying around Panamá during this week.
Panamanians celebrate Flag Day every November 4th, the day after Panama declared its independence. On November 1, 1903, Maria Ossa de Amador secretly began making the first Panamanian flag. She constructed three flags based on three different designs, one of which was later adopted as the official flag of Panama. All three flags were flown on November 3, 1903, when Panama declared its independence.
The Panamanian flag symbolizes the political situation at independence – the blue represents the Conservative Party, the red represents the Liberal party, and the white represents purity and peace.
**On November 3rd and 4th there is an official parade in which government entities, public and private schools participate. The schools, the police and the firemen are accompanied by their own music bands and all wear full dress uniforms. The parade generally takes place on one of the main streets of Panama City which is closed for those two days. Celebrations start at 12 midnight with the Firemen Band playing “dianas”. “Dianas” are the typical way Panamanians receive and celebrate their national days. Bands that play “dianas” are composed of bugles, trumpets and drums. The parades in Panama City are typically held on Via España and in Casco Viejo.