I have written about mothers day in Panama each year I have been here. Mother’s Day is a big event in Panama, this year it is a three day weekend, another in the series of three day weekends that mark November and December in Panama. It is a weekend people return home to celebrate with their mothers.
Noticias, the local news, was full of pre Mother’s day celebrations yesterday and complete with video of throngs shopping and heading into the interior from the National Bus Terminal at Albrook in the Capital.
This is much more than a Hallmark day in Panama it is to many a bigger celebration than Christmas and certainly marks the beginning of the Christmas buying season. The stores love it, the mothers relish it and it is a great tradition and noteworthy that it is a national holiday.
So to all those who endured raising all of us, Happy Mother’s Day!