The religious component mixes to attract many devotees who come to these regions at times like Holy Week.
People have called this region of Panama home for over 4,500 years and Spanish colonist arrived in the 16th century. Since the district of Pedasi was formed in 1840, the land here has primarily been used for cattle farming and the cultivation of sorghum, corn, cantaloupe, and watermelon while the coastal villages support a boutique fishing industry.
The people of this region are generally regarded as easy-going and friendly. Carnival is the biggest event of the year when women wear their “polleras” and compete in pageants while men wear their “cuttarras” and hats.
Spanish colonization introduced popular arts that are an essential part of national folklore and can be appreciated at these fairs, religious celebrations and carnivals.