Christmas is over and New Year begins to age. Today is January 4, 2011. Panamanians are forgetting about tamales, glittering Christmas trees, rum, reggae, yellow underwear, and other concepts related to the end of the year activities and getting ready for the next big thing—the Carnavales. That’s what the year is all about—the feast of the flesh. If you happpen to be in Panama during these wild days, you will never be the same again. Carnavales is serious business in this part of the world.
But that’s besides the point at this moment. I’m still touched by the Villas Navideñas and their charm with children. For almost a month, thousands of children visited the Cinta Costera with their parents, day or night, to enjoy the scenes of white rabbits, Aladdin and his flying carpet, Christmas trees, elephants, Peter Pan, the Nutcracker Prince and other attractions for the young and not so young generation.
Below are my final two pictures of the Villas Navideñas which depicts the building blocks that children use to play and learn their ABCs. I have no idea what the blue moon means, but I’m sure there’s a reason for being there. Here we go.
That’s it folks. Christmas is over. The fireworks of New Year is history, and now we look forward for the Carne Vale. Good Day.