We Celebrated Black Ethnicity Day in Panama

June 25, 2015

Our country celebrated Black Ethnicity Day during the whole month of May, although May 30 is the official date for the celebration as established by Panama’s Law No. 9 of May 30, 2000.
History has it that, on May 30, 1820, the king of Spain, Ferdinand VII, abolished the slave trade in Spain and all its territories due to pressures by the blacks who were part of the National Assembly of France during its period of revolution.
Therefore, on last Thursday, May 28, we ended the Black Ethnicity month with a toast along with typical native dishes.
Part of our personnel wore their best traditional attire to commemorate this important date.

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