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New Year's Day
January  1
Dia de Tres Reyes Magos
January 6
Martyrs Day
January 9
February -  Panama Carnival

 takes place one week before the beginning of Lent and lasts 2 days.

 Carnaval is celebrated over the four days preceding Ash Wednesday and involves music, dancing and a big parade on Shrove Tuesday. The celebrations in Panama City and Las Tablas are the most festive.

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday marks the 

beginning of Lent in February or March

Dia de los Maestros
March 11
Good Friday
March or April   (Easter week)

Semana Santa (Easter Week) celebrations at Villa de Los Santos, on the
Península de Azuero, are well known.


March or April
Labor Day/May Day
May 1
Dia del Padre
June 16
Anniversary of the Founding of  Panama City
August 15

The Festival of the Black Christ
at Portobelo on October 21 includes a parade
of the famous life-size statue of the Black Christ, and attracts pilgrims from all over.


Children's Day
November 1
All Souls Day
November 2
Anniversary of Separation from Colombia
November 3
Flag Day
November 4
Colon Day (Colon only)
November 5
Anniversary of First Call for Independence
November 10
Anniversary of Independence from Spain
November 28
Mother's Day
December 8
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day
December 24,25
New Year's Eve
December 31

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