month of November is a festive time with many celebrations of Panama's independence from Columbia, as well as Spain. Boquete's Independence Day Parade is phenomnal. School children of all ages in every school participate in some way, whether marching, dancing, twirling batons, playing in the band or marching on a float. The dresses are simly gorgeous. I was so amazed that I took some video to share. Hope you enjoy it!