Casco Life

Celebrating the Chinese Community in Panama

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo

Last night, Panama`s Chinese community gathered at the Endara Museum in Casco Viejo to celebrate the roots of their arrival in Panama, more than a hundred years ago. Specifically, 123 years!

The museum featured beautiful photos of the early waves that came in the “Sea Witch” a boat that arrived with 705 Chinese men and women.  Also photos from their activities, their participation in Panama`s first carnivals and in commerce, of course.

I personally enjoyed very much to see how the room was filled with a kaleidoscopic combination of dozens of descendants of those early waves. There is nothing that defines Panama more than diversity, and last night it was a celebration not only of the Chinese culture but of Panama`s amazing, beautiful and endlessly interesting cultural diversity.


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