Panama has a total of 24 holidays in 2017. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday January 1 National holiday
Martyr´s Day
Monday January 9 National holiday
Monday February 27 Common local holiday
Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday is a religious holiday that is on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as the Tuesday of Carnival, which is a festive occasion among many cultures.
Tuesday February 28 National holiday
Carnival/Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
Wednesday March 1 Common local holiday
March Equinox
Monday March 20 Season
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Thursday April 13 Christian,Common local holiday
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 14 National holiday,Christian
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Saturday April 15 Christian,Common local holiday
Easter Day
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 16 Observance,Christian
Labor Day / May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Monday May 1 National holiday
June Solstice
Wednesday June 21 Season
Foundation of Old Panama City
Tuesday August 15 Common local holiday
September Equinox
Friday September 22 Season
Independence Day
Friday November 3 National holiday
Flag Day
Saturday November 4 Common local holiday
Colon Day
Sunday November 5 National holiday
Shout in Villa de los Santos
Friday November 10 National holiday
Independence from Spain
Tuesday November 28 National holiday
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Friday December 8 National holiday
December Solstice
Thursday December 21 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday December 24 Common local holiday
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday December 25 National holiday,Christian
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday December 31 Common local holiday