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Panama : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Balboa (PAB)
  • Internet domain: .pa - Telephone code: +507 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
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    Friday june 2, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 12, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday june 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday august 15, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday september 8, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday september 18, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday november 3, 2023Independence from Colombia DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday november 4, 2023Flag DayBanks only
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    Monday november 6, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday november 10, 2023First cry for independenceSecular holiday
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    Monday november 13, 2023Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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    Tuesday november 28, 2023Inauguration DayNational Day
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    Friday december 8, 2023Mothers' DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday december 20, 2023Day of MourningSecular holiday
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    Wednesday december 20, 2023Invasion DaySpecial Events
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    Wednesday december 20, 2023Day of MourningSpecial Events
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    Friday december 22, 2023End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday december 25, 2023Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 2, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday june 12, 2023
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 18, 2023
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    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday august 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : Foundation Day, Panama City Only in Panama City, but stock market is closed in the whole country.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday september 8, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday september 18, 2023
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    Independence from Colombia Day

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    Friday november 3, 2023
    Secular holiday : Panamá declared its independence from Colombia on Nov. 3, 1903 Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Flag Day

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    Saturday november 4, 2023
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday november 6, 2023
    Secular holiday : The USA assisted Panama in separation from Colombia, but the latter didn't want to recognize independence of Panama. Officially Panama declared its independence on November 3, 1903, but the battle didn't finish. The government of Colombia ordered the Army to march on Panama City. On November 3, 1903 the Panamanians had to stay their grounds in the city of Colon, that is a strategic place near the Caribbean Sea. The Panamanian officials did their best to persuade the Army of Colombia not to participate in the process of separation of Panama from Colombia. The negotiations were successful and this day became a landmark in the history of Panama. in Colón only

    First cry for independence

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    Friday november 10, 2023
    Secular holiday : On the 10th of November 1821 citizens of Los Santos passed a resolution calling for Los Santos' secession from Spain. This resolution led to the rest of Panamá to declare independence less than two decades later. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Reporter's Day

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    Monday november 13, 2023
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    Inauguration Day

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    Tuesday november 28, 2023
    Secular holiday : Panamá declared its independence from Spain on Nov. 28, 1821.

    Mothers' Day

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    Friday december 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : Initially set in May, the date was judged to only concern Americans living in the Canal Zone. In was then changed to Immaculate's Conception celebration and gazetted a public holiday. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Day of Mourning

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    Wednesday december 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : To commemorate Panamanians who died during the 1989 U.S. invasion of the country from 2022

    Invasion Day

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    Wednesday december 20, 2023
    Special Events : Commemorates the U.S. invasion in 1989

    Day of Mourning

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    Wednesday december 20, 2023
    Special Events : Relates to the 1989 US invasion

    End of school year

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    Friday december 22, 2023
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    Christmas Day

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    Monday december 25, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.