FESTIVAL PROGRAMME PATRONS OF SAINT JUAN BAUTISTA
CHITRE, PROVINCE OF HERRERA
MONDAY 15TH OF JUNE
12.00 noon Ringing of the bells, firing of cannons and the announcement of the Patron Saint Juan Bautista.
1.00 pm The recognition of the Patriarch of today, tomorrow and always ,the honorable Ceferino Nieto, in the Meeting Room of the Provincial Council of Herrera.
WEDNESDAY 17TH OF JUNE
6.00pm Exhibition of Devils masks and Parrampanes, in the hall of the Herrera Museum.
FRIDAY 19TH OF JUNE
3.00 pm Municipal awards Gilberto “Flaco” Villaláz competition, in the Herrera Museum.
SATURDAY 20TH OF JUNE
6.00pm ” Romualdo Sánchez Pérez ” Dirty Devils Competition, on the stage in the Union Park.
8.00pm Public homage to the Patriarch of today, tomorrow and always, the Honorable Ceferino Nieto on the stage in the Union Park.
SUNDAY 21ST OF JUNE
3.00 pm The traditional Patron Saint Juan Bautista is brought from the Puerto The Agallito , accompanied by traditional dances and folklore demonstrations, to the San Juan Bautista Cathedral.
TUESDAY 23RD OF JUNE
10:00 am “Tuna de los Caballitos de Palo” (Traditional procession of Palo Horses) organized by the District educational institutions.
12 noon Ringing of the bells, firing of cannons and the announcement of the eve of our Patron Saint Juan Bautista.
7:30 pm Procession in the honor of the Patron Saint Juan Bautista, throughthe main streets of Chitre.
8:30 pm Fireworks display in honor of the Patron Saint Juan Bautista.
WEDNESDAY 24TH OF JUNE
10 a.m. Mass in honor of Saint Juan Bautista, officiated by BE Monsignor José Domingo Ulloa, OSA, Archbishop of Panama, jointly celebrated with Archbishop Rafael Valdivieso M. Priests from the Diocese of Chitre.
11:30 Procession with religious bearers, Mr. Luis Castro and Mrs. Fanny Govea de Castro.
2:00 pm Traditional parade through the main streets of Chitre.