National Holidays

Panama National Holidays

It is wise to be aware of Panama’s National Holidays when the whole country closes down and businesses and banks are closed. Most are fixed dates but Good Friday and Carnival vary each year since they are calculated from the date of Easter.

Jan 1 – New Year
Jan 9 – Martyr’s Day
Feb 24 – Carnival Tuesday
April 10 – Good Friday
May 1 – Labor Day
Nov 3 – Independence from Colombia
Nov 5 – First Cry of Independence (from Colombia) in Colon
Nov 10 – First Cry of Independence from Spain in Los Santos
Nov 28 – Independence from Spain
Dec 8 – MothersĀ“ Day
Dec 25 – Christmas Day