Martyr’s day in Panama in 2021

Today is martyrs day in Panama. The observation of Martyr’s day in Panama in 2021 falls on a Saturday which is a day of full quarantine in Panama and Panama West.

Saturday, January 9th, 2021 Panama observes Martyrs Day, a day "paying tribute to civilians and students that lost their lives to make Panama a sovereign country".

"January 9, 1964, demonstrations peeked with students and civilians protesting in Plaza 5 de Mayo, while it’s not clear how many people were actually there, it is known that the U.S. Army deployed military force to meet the protestors." 

Read a complete article about Martyrs Day in Panama from the perspective of a Panamanian historical writer here.