República de Panamá Republic of Panama. Pro Mundi Beneficio For Benefit of the World. Coat of Arms. The green background symbolizes vegetation. The middle of the shield shows the moon rising and the sun setting marking the solemn hour of their Declaration of Independence.
Pro Mundi Beneficio
For Benefit of the World
BLUE STAR: Purity and honest life of the country
RED STAR: Authority and law in the country
Stars together represent the new republic
Annual Parade of 1000
traditional folk dresses,
music and dances
of the different regions and
provinces in Panama
Named for Vasco Nuñez de Balboa who explored Panama in 1513. One in picture is from 1947.
Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. It connects North and South America together. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, Costa Rica to the west, and Colombia to the east.
The Panama Canal
General Omar Torrijos
CARIMAÑOLA - A roll made from ground and boiled
Yucca and filled with chopped meat and boiled eggs.
The roll is then fried before serving.
TAMALES - A very popular local delicacy these are made from boiled ground corn, with spices, chiken or pork inside. The Tamal is wrapped in a banana leaf and boiled before serving
EMPANADAS - These are something like a Cornish pastry.
Some are made from flour pastry and others from corn pastry.
They can be filled with meat, chicken or cheese.