Fiesta de San Juan Bautista

Cultural in Chitré

Chitré’s patron-saint festival starts with a Mass followed by a pair of traditions that could be considered barbaric to some: bullfights, which don't end in the death of the animal, and cockfighting in which roosters with knives strapped to their feet slash each other apart. If you're even moderately concerned about animal welfare, you might be unsettled by either event.