National Public Holidays in Panama

A calendar of the national vacation days when businesses, schools and banks may close and most people get the day off in Panama...

The Spanish for public holiday is Día Feriado.

  • If a Panamanian national holiday falls on a Sunday, the day off is automatically moved to the following Monday to create a long weekend
  • Not all businesses are closed for national holidays, but banks and government offices are always closed

Note: Many businesses are closed on Jewish holidays. This can cause confusion, as Jewish holidays are not recognized as official holidays in Panama and no notice of closure is given.

Public Holidays 2017

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 9 January - Martyrs' Day
  • 27 February - Carnival (Mardi Gras)
  • 28 February - Carnival and Shrove Tuesday
  • 14 April - Good Friday
  • 1 May - Labor Day
  • 15 August - Panama la Vieja Day (regional holiday, Panama City)
  • 3 November - Independence Day
  • 5 November - Colon Day
  • 10 November - Los Santos Uprising Day
  • 27 November - Independence from Spain Day
  • 8 December - Mothers' Day
  • 25 December - Christmas Day