Top events in Panama

October
21

An unusual festival: devotees make a pilgrimage to the Iglesia de San Felipe in Portobelo, wherein dwells the Black Christ, an effigy allegedly...

November
03

Every year Panama celebrates its independence from Colombia with a colourful parade, with school bands and dancers often dressed in flamboyant...

November
03

Panama has three! November 28th honours independence from Spain, but the main celebrations throughout the country take place on the 3-4 November...

Panama Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
09
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
9 January 2016

When this holiday falls mid-week, the following Monday will be observed as a holiday.

March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
August
15
Old Panama City Day
Start date:
15 August 2016

Regional observation only (Panama City).

November
03
Independence Day (from Colombia)
Start date:
3 November 2016
November
05
Colon Day
Start date:
5 November 2016
November
10
Anniversary of Los Santos Uprising
Start date:
10 November 2016
November
28
Independence Day (from Spain)
Start date:
28 November 2016

When this holiday falls mid-week, the following Monday will be observed as a holiday.

December
08
Mother's Day
Start date:
8 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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