The Boquete Flower and Coffee Fair is held every January during the dry season in the little mountain town of Boquete, Panama. It is a time to celebrate the abundance of flowers and excellent coffee that are grown in the area. During the festivities, there is dancing and music and the young girls and boys are given an opportunity to perform. The girls wear lavish traditional costumes called polleras, which are 2-tiered skirts made with yards and yards of fabric in traditional white or vivid colors and blouses adorned with lace and ribbons. Their heads are bedecked with beautiful beaded ornaments known as tembleques which circle the head and are meant to resemble a halo. Their hair is braided and the tembleques are added as a final touch. What a delight it was to watch these beautiful, excited children proudly displaying their gorgeous garb. “Hair” it is!