Flower carpets and devils at Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi devil

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Flower carpets and devils at Corpus Christi

 

Corpus Christi is celebrated 60 days after Easter and it is a colorful religious and cultural festival which takes place all over the country. However, one of the best places to witness it is the Villa of Los Santos, in the province of the same name, which keeps customs and traditions alive. The festival this year is from Saturday, May 26 to Tuesday, June 10.

 

This a truly unique celebration with carpets made of flowers with religious motifs adorning the path of the procession where “diablicos” (dirty and clean devils) prance, children follow in parade and the ever mischievous “Torito Guapo” chases attractive women and dances among the crowd. These are just some of the many traditions you will experience in this charming town located in the middle of the country.

 

 

Accommodation is difficult to find during the days of the festival, so it is recommended to reserve a room in the nearby cities of Las Tablas and Chitre. Transportation by bus is available from the Albrook Bus Terminal and takes about five hours or you can take an Air Panama flight to Chitre from the Marcos Gelabert Airport in Albrook to the Alfonso Valderrama Airport.

 

Corpus Christi devil

A dirty devil.

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