Patriotic Holidays in Panama 2023

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Here is a full list of the holidays and celebrations taking place in Panama this November and December 2023.

November 2023 Holidays in Panama

November 3rd Panama celebrates separation from Colombia. It’s important to note, that while the day commemorates November 3, 1903, Panama became a fully sovereign nation, is not actually an independence day.

The festive month continues with Flag Day on November 4th The day commemorates November 4, 1903, the Panamanian flag was flown for the first time.

November 5th is Colon Day, remembering November 5th, 1903 the consolidation of the separation from Colombia.

El Primer Grito (the first yell) is celebrated on November 10th This day commemorates an uprising in Los Santos Panama, which was the first call for Independence from Spain. While Panama City was already preparing for independence from the Spanish Monarchy, their intentions were accelerated by the declaration made by residents of the Azuero.

This leads us to Panama’s Independence Day which is celebrated on November 28th. The day remembers November 28th, 1821, when Panama gained its independence from Spain.

December 2023 Holidays in Panama

The next holiday to be celebrated in Panama is Mother’s Day on December 8th. Mother’s Day in Panama is a National Holiday and is a very important holiday for Panamanians. The date of Mother’s Day in Panama was changed in the 30s to have the date coincide with the Catholic celebration of the Immaculate Conception. Previously, Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 11th as it is in North America.

Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25th 

New Year’s Eve in Panama is on December 31st Coronado Panama and surrounding beach communities are the top destinations for bringing in the New Year in Panama. A tradition, unique to the Panama West area is a New Year’s doll called a “Muñeco de año Viejo.”

Finally, on January 6th Panama celebrates Three Kings Day, or in Spanish, Dia de los Reyes. On the Christian calendar, it marks the date the three kings brought gifts to baby Jesus.