For a charitable cause

Around the world in Atlapa

2013 FIESTA-ALREDEDOR-_fmt“La Fiesta Alrededor del Mundo” (The Around the World Festival) returns to Atlapa on Thursday, November 13 from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. This year, 40 countries will participate, each with a stand showcasing their traditional handicrafts, food and drink and song and dance. There will also be raffles and prizes. Entry is $3 and children under 10 are free.

“La Fiesta Alrededor del Mundo” is a showcase of customs.

“La Fiesta Alrededor del Mundo” is a showcase of customs.

The event is the cornerstone fundraising activity of the “Caravana de Asistencia Social,” the charitable, non-profit organization comprising wives of the diplomats and consulates stationed in Panama and other women sympathetic to their causes.

All those involved work together to organize this event to raise money for other Panamanian organizations supporting the disadvantaged members of society, this year benefitting the “Ciudad del Niño en Chorrera” (the City of Children in Chorrera). Past beneficiaries have included the Hospital del Niño (the Children’s Hospital), Aldeas Infantiles SOS, Fundación Pro-Impedidos and Hogares Crea.

For more information about the group and this event, visit


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