Below is a list of festivals and holidays near Pedasi, located in the Azuero Peninsula:
parades. Read a review of Begins the Friday before Ash Wendesday and lasts until the following Tuesday. It’s a national event, but the Los Santos province is known for it’s festive party. Las Tablas and Pedasi have two of the largest Carnaval celebrations. Read a first hand review of Pedasi’s Carnaval.
March/April- Semana Santa-
Enjoy this celebration in the nearby towns of La Villa de Los Santos and Guarare.
Late April- Feria Internacional del Azuero-
Located in La Villa de Los Santos, this country fair features everything you’d expect of one in rural PA, minus Bingo; food booths, animal displays and heavy drinking are enjoyed by all.
June- Festival Corpus Christi-
Also located in La Villa de Los Santos, la festival is a two week festival where men dance in devil masks. This tradition is a must see!
July 20-22- Festival Patronales de La Virgen de Santa Librada-
This festival happens in the nearby town of Las Tablas. Expect to see (link) the traditional Panamanian dress “La Pollera” on display. To top the celebration off, on June 22 the year’s Queen of the Pollera is crowned.
September 24- Festival de la Mejorana-
This famous national holiday takes place in Guarare, where hundreds of singers, dancers and musicians join together in celebration.
October 19- Fundacion del Distrito de Chitre-
Translated literally, this celebration honors the foundation of Chitre, in Chitre.
November 10- Grito de la Villa-
Also translated the “cry of independence” holiday takes place in Villa de Los Santos and commemorates Panama’s national independence day.