39th Annual Feria Nacional de Artesanias
The 39th Annual Feria Nacional de Artesanias was held in Panama City, Panama from July 27-31, 2016. Unique Belize accepted an invitation to attend the event along with the Minister of State – Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Honourable Elodio Aragon Jr. and the Director of the Institute of Creative Arts – NICH, Mr. Gregory Vernon. While at the event, we were afforded the opportunity to browse the wide collection of locally-made handicrafts and sample foods native to Panama.
Throughout the evening, we were able to mingle with Artisans and have one-on-one talks allowing us to gain insight into their craft-making techniques. Many Artisans exhibited similar crafts to those native to Belize with varying levels of intricacy and skill.
We were honoured to share in the festive occasion and look forward to a continued cultural exchange with Panama!