What is Panama's national flower
Interesting facts about Panama
National signs and symbols
The coat of arms was adopted provisionally and then definitively with the same laws that adopted the Panamanian flag.
The eagle carries a flag in its beak with the phrase "Promundi Beneficio" (in favor of the world) and above its head the nine gold stars, which represent the nine provinces of the republic. The middle section contains the Isthmus of Panama.
The National anthem
The text was written by Jer ónimo de la Ossa, the music is by Santos a. Jorge. The hymn was first sung in the streets of the capital on Independence Day in 1903 and was not officially adopted until 1925.
It preciso cubrir con un velo
El progreso acaricia tus lares.
En tu suelo cubierto de flores
Adelante la pica y la pala,
It is necessary to veil with a curtain
Progress fondly touches your homes,
On your flower -covered soil,
Ahead, with spade and stone - mason's hammer!
National, commercial and naval flags - aspect ratio = 2: 3
This is the national flag of the Republic of Panama. It is divided into four quarters. The blue quarter represents the conservative party, the red the liberal party. These were the two traditional political parties at the time of the formation of the Republic of Panama
The other two quarters are white, they represent the peace and harmony between the two previously mentioned political parties. Each of these two white quarters has a star in the middle. The blue star represents the purity and honesty that should characterize the civil life of the republic; the red star, justice and the law.
The Panamanian flag was founded on October 29th, 1903 by Mr. Manuel e. Amador designed and created by his wife Mrs. Maria Ossa de Amador on November 2nd, 1903. She was only baptized on December 20th of the same year. With Law 64 of 1904 the flag was provisionally adopted, devinitively with Law 4 of 1925. This was formalized by Law 28 of March 28, 1941.
See also: Historical flags
The national bird of Panama is the "Aguila ARPa" (Harpy eagle, Harpia harpyja = its Latin name). The Harpia Harpyja is a very rare animal. with an unknown population. The bird reaches a weight of 5-8 kilograms (male) and 7-9 kilograms (female) and a wingspan of about 2.2 meters. The habitat of the harpy eagle are the tropical lowland forests. Except in Panama it can only be found in southern Mexico, Central America and South America to the northern part of Argentina. It is one of the largest species of eagles and can reach speeds of around 50 mph.
The national flower of Panama is a terrestrial orchid called "Flor Del Espiritu Santo" (Holy Spirit Orchid). You can find this genus from Costa Rica to Colombia and Ecuador. A dove can be seen within the flower, which is what gave the orchid its name. It blooms from July to October. The fruit of the holy spirit orchid grows dramatically, reaching a size comparable to a softball ball by the time it is ripe.
The "pollera" is the national costume of women. Nowadays this dress is no longer in common use. The costume is highly valued during certain national festivities as well as the Carnival. Sometimes it is kept entirely in white, but mostly it is decorated with applications of a certain color. The head of the women is adorned with expensive gold jewelry. A pollera, with all of its decorations, is handcrafted and can cost several thousand dollars
The national costume of men is the "Montuno". The costume is accompanied by a hat. This original hat from Panama must not be confused with the well-known "Panama hat" used in Ecuador.
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