– Sat-Tues before Ash Wednesday (Feb 14-17, 2015) : Carnaval (Panama City & cities on the Azuero Peninsula: Chitre, Las Tablas, Pedasi, Cambutal) – town “queens” parade down in floats twice daily, big water fights soak the town. More deatails at vivavenao.com/carnaval/
– Festival de Diablos y Congos (Portobelo). devil masks and costumes fill the city to celebrate the country’s slave ancestors.
– 40 days after Easter: Fiesta de Corpus Christi (Villa de Los Santos). A 2-week religious festival where masks and costumes replicate mythological figures, angels, and devils, and features elaborate dance performances, acrobatics.