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Holidays & Observances in Panama

Panama is a Spanish-speaking country in Central America. Its culture is a mix of European, Caribbean, and indigenous influences. There are several different native groups, each of which has its own unique traditions. The most common religion is Roman Catholicism followed by Protestantism. As such, Christian holidays are very important and are celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm. The biggest holidays are Carnival, inspired by Caribbean culture, and Christmas, inspired by Spanish culture. The month of November is full of national pride holidays, so it is a month for the people to celebrate Panama.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic