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National Festival of the Pollera


In the month of July, the city of Las Tablas, capital of Los Santos province, holds tribute to its patron Santa Librada. This is celebrated with festivities called the Festival Nacional de la Pollera. This event is very beautiful in that hundreds wear their most elegant Polleras.
The festival was created in the 60s with the purpose ti highlighting the Pollera , the Panamanian national customs promoting knowledge about the correct use of the Pollera and recognized the skill and work of the artisans involed in the making of the national dress
There are five categories in the competition: cross stitch, embroidery , chalk, and shadow , regional gala and montuna. The winners will receive jewelry made by a local artisans.

At the end of the contest the queen an all The Pollera competition's participants will take part in a float parade with the music and satreet dancing to end the festival

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