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Christmas Traditions in Panama
Christmas is celebrated all around the world. Each country has different customs and traditions. Learn about the Christmas traditions in Panama. Different countries celebrate in their own way including different dates, food, drinks which lead to a variety of diverse Christmas traditions around the World! This article features popular Panamanian Christmas traditions detailing the celebrations, gift giving, Santa Claus and other customs followed in Panama. We have even included some useful facts and information about the country, the flag and even the language!

Christmas Traditions in Panama
A tradition is a specific practice of long standing in which unwritten customs and practices are passed from one generation to the next. Traditions and customs form part of a country's culture and heritage. The following information provides some fast, interesting facts about customs and Christmas traditions in Panama:

  • Christmas Traditions in Panama are a mixture of American and Spanish Traditions and highly religious
  • Dia de los Reyes is the day children receive small gifts
  • Festive Parades are important traditions. The festive floats are brightly decorated and the women wear dresses called polleras whilst the men wear monunos
  • Christmas trees are traditional and a giant tree is erected at the Panama City beach where there are also spectacular boat parades which are accompanied by fireworks
  • Fireworks are also used to announce Christmas day
  • A Nativity scene is displayed in many homes

Christmas Traditions in Panama - The Food!
What do people eat in other countries at this special time of the year? Festive feasts and recipes are traditional for special occasions including family dinners and meals. Interesting facts about the special food eaten as part of the customs and Christmas traditions in Panama:

  • Chicken tamales
  • Arroz con Pollo chicken and rice
  • Pavo turkey and relleno stuffing
  • Bowls of fruit and fruitcake are the traditional desserts
  • A Christmas eggnog drink called Ron Ponche is often served

Panamanian Christmas Vocabulary
How do you say Merry Christmas in Panama? If you have friends or family who live, or have ties with, a different country it is a nice gesture to add a seasons greetings in the language of the country. A practical addition to learning about Christmas traditions in Panama:

  • How do you say Merry Christmas in Panama? "Feliz Navidad!"
  • What is the name for Santa Claus? Papa Noel

Facts and Information about Panama
Learn a little about the country of Panama, as well as its Christmas traditions! The following information provides some fast, interesting facts about Panama:

  • Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica
  • Land Size of Panama : 75,990 sq km
  • Climate / Weather of Panama : tropical maritime; hot, humid, cloudy; prolonged rainy season (May to January), short dry season (January to May)
  • Capital City of Panama : Panama
  • Currency of Panama : balboa (PAB); US dollar (USD)

Facts and Information about the Panamanian Flag
Facts and info about the flag of Panama:

  • The flag of Panama was adopted on December 20, 1903

Christmas Traditions in Panama
This article provides an overview of the country and the different Christmas traditions in Panama. Lots of free, facts and information for kids, children and teachers! Popular Panamanian Christmas traditions detailing the celebrations, gift giving, Santa Claus and other customs followed in Panama.


 

Christmas Traditions in Panama

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Christmas Traditions in Panama

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