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The November 10 patriotic parade in San Miguelito and Juan Diaz

photos by Allan Hawkins

 

On November 10, 1821, there was the first cry for Panama's independence from Spain --- according to some versions an actual woman's shout, and by the hard historical evidence a resolution by the notables in the town of Los Santos. On the 28th of that month the rest of Panama agreed and the hard pressed Spaniards, having been taken by surprise and routed by Bolívar in Bogota, were run out of Panama with surprisingly little resistance.

 

Thus November 10 is one of our patriotic holidays, and every year there is a parade that winds its way from San Miguelito to Juan Diaz to celebrate the occasion. It's particularly popular with all the santeños who have been transplanted to the metro area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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