Christmas Parade 2012 Pedasi Panama

It’s christmas time in Pedasi, Panama. No better way to celebrate christmas in the countryside of Panama than a Panamanian style christmas parade.

desfile navidad pedasi panamaThis year the parade was a little more toned down than years before, but it was still a good time.

The folks in Pedasi gathered together to decorate their cars, bikes, work trucks and a few local businesses built small christmas floats. There were marching bands and the Pedasi scout troop came out. Everyone was tossing out candy and handing out toys to the kids along the parade route. Basically anyone that wanted to decorate themselves or their auto could join in on the parade. My favorite part were the cars with sound systems blasting different christmas songs at maximum volume. Panamanians like their festivities loud!

The Pedasi Christmas Parade was a great time. Like most festivities here in this area, it was less glamorous as those in the states, but more personal and just as much fun.

Merry Christmas!