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The traditional parade of a thousand pollards was suspended in Panama

PANAMA, Dec. 28 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the central Panama province of Los Santos today confirmed the suspension of the traditional Thousand Polaris parade scheduled for January 15, 2022 due to the impact of the Covit-19.

Boundary Governor Ruben Villarreal pointed out that the decision was shared with President Laurentino Cardiso after the outbreak.

Villarreal pointed out that the president also acknowledged that he did not see the development of the folk show as sensible, given the increase in positives for the disease.

He encouraged ordinary people as well to take part in solving this great task: “One of the things you and other people can do is keep up the pressure … there are going to be some difficult decisions for government”.

The decision was shared by Tourism Minister Evan Eskilston. And Health, Louis Francisco Sucre, which echoes the cries of mayors and corregimiento representatives.

The Thousand Polar Poles Parade is an annual national costume parade from the Panamanian city of Las Tablas, the capital of Los Santos.

The event brings together more than 250,000 people who want to preserve cultural heritage as a pillar of the strategy of the Sustainable Tourism Master Plan.

The festival also showcases the work of skirt designers and artisans.

According to historians, the first Pollard March of the Thousand was held in 2003 in the capital, Isthmus, at 50.

The festival was established by the Executive Order in February 2004 with the aim of promoting the love of folk tales to the new generation, with the aim of promoting culture and promoting tourism.

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Since 2013, the parade has been held on the second Saturday in January in its headquarters in Las Tablas.

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