Panama has a total of 25 holidays in 2018. 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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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday|
||Tuesday||January 9||National holiday|
||Monday||February 12||Common local holiday|
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 13||National holiday|
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
|Wednesday||February 14||Common local holiday|
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
|Thursday||March 29||Christian,Common local holiday|
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday||March 30||National holiday,Christian|
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
|Saturday||March 31||Christian,Common local holiday|
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
|Labor Day / May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Tuesday||May 1||National holiday|
|Foundation of Old Panama City
||Wednesday||August 15||Common local holiday|
||Saturday||November 3||National holiday|
||Sunday||November 4||Common local holiday|
||Monday||November 5||National holiday|
|Shout in Villa de los Santos
||Saturday||November 10||National holiday|
|Day off for Independence from Spain
||Monday||November 26||National holiday|
|Independence from Spain
||Wednesday||November 28||National holiday|
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
|Saturday||December 8||National holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Monday||December 24||Common local holiday|
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||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.
|Monday||December 31||Common local holiday|