Program of Activities

General view of the patriotic parades

Sunday November 2nd

Starting at 10 p.m. in Balboa Avenue (Panama City) 100.000 candles will be distributed to the public and 2.500 units of the Institude of National Security will be carrying torches, they will silently escort the First Flag of the Republic that will be transported in an old carriage of firemen to the Square of the Independence located in San Felipe (Casco Viejo Panama). Here, the flag will be presented to the President of Panama, her Excellency Mrs. Mireya Moscoso, who will adress the panamanian people.

At midnight (12 a.m.) the bells of all the Churches of the Country will ring and at12:05 a.m. the National Hymn will be intoned. Later on there will be fireworks and music of denominated bands "Dianas." In the Balboa Avenue screens will be placed where one will see direct shots from the Square of the Independence.

Monday November 3rd - Independence Day

Starting at 7 a.m. protocol acts begin and at 8 a .m. the bells of the Churches of Head of County and Districts of the whole Country will ring. All the religious congregations will elevate a prayer to God in action of grace for the 100 years of republican life.

In the whole country more than 100,000 rosaries with the Image of the Lady of Panama, Santa María La Antigua will be handed out. To the non Catholics a bookmark with messages from each religious belief will be handed out.

  • At 9 a.m. the Patriotic Parade begins.

  • 4: 00 The Tedeum will be celebrated in the Metropolitan Cathedral (Casco Viejo, Panama).

  • 5 p.m. The Commemorative Record of the Centennial of Panama will be signed.

  • 6 p.m. Hour zero of the Centennial clock in Amador.

  • 6 p.m. until midnight the Centennial Concert will take place in the whole Country with national and international artists.

Tuesday November 4th - Day of the Flag

  • Starting at 9 a.m. the patriotic parades will begin.

  • 4 p.m. the celebrations will close with the Centennial Festival that will take place in the Balboa Avenue in Panama City with allegorical cars, folkloric representations and ethnic delegations.

Come and celebrate with Panama it's First Great Century and participate in all the events and folkloric festivities in the whole country, during the month of November.

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All Rights Reserved 1997-2003 source of the program of activities: La prensa Newspaper, Thursday October 2nd 2003