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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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    Monday february 12, 2024Carnival (first day)Banks only
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    Tuesday february 13, 2024Carnival TuesdaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Ash WednesdayBanks only
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    Monday march 4, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Tuesday march 5, 2024ExpocomerTradeshows
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    Thursday march 28, 2024Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday march 30, 2024Holy SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 5, 2024General electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday may 5, 2024General electionSpecial Events
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    Friday june 7, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Carnival (first day)

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    Monday february 12, 2024
    Banks only :

    Carnival Tuesday

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    Tuesday february 13, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    Banks only :

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday march 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Expocomer

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    Tuesday march 5, 2024
    Tradeshows : Www.expocomer.com lasts 4 days - 2024 edition confirmed

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Thursday march 28, 2024
    Banks only : Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper) celebrates and His washing of the disciples' feet Maundy Thursday is not an official public holiday. But since it is the day before long Friday, many people has their workday shortened, and banks are closed in the afternoon.

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Holy Saturday

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    Saturday march 30, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    General election

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Special Events :

    General election

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Special Events :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 7, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    School holidays :

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Foundation Day, Panama City Only in Panama City, but stock market is closed in the whole country.