In November, Panama celebrates a month of national festivities. Throughout this month, all around the country the flag and patriotic symbols are displayed. There are three days of great historical importance for Panama in November: The 3rd, 10th and 28th.
The celebrations these days are due to the separation of Panama from Colombia, the “cry” of independence and the independence from Spain, respectively.
On November 3rd Panama was founded as a Republic after its separation from Colombia in 1903. Actually, we call this day the day of “separation” instead of Independence Day.
November 10th marks the “cry of independence” which meant the independence of Panama as a Republic, in the town of “La Villa de Los Santos”.
And in November 28th we celebrate that Panama, still as part of Colombia, got its independence from Spain on 1821. This day is celebrated as Independence Day.
To commemorate these festivities (and due to a lack of time…) I’m going to be reposting some old posts written at the beginning of my blog. They are typical from Panama and very close to my heart. I hope you enjoy the journey.
A delicious dessert made with green plantain and sugar cane syrup.
- 2 green plantains
- 2 cups sugar cane syrup or molasses
- Oil for frying
- You can add some spice like cinnamon or cloves
Peel the plantains and cut into strips (as if for French fries). Fry until golden brown.
Heat the sugar cane syrup and add the fried plantain. Let simmer until they are well coated and the syrup has a creamy texture.
Remove from heat and, with the help of two spoons, form small lots onto a baking sheet covered with greaseproof paper.
Let it cool before eating.