Public holiday -
Wednesday October 11, 2017
Secular holiday : After the country secured World Cup qualification for the first time in their history
Independence from Colombia Day -
Friday November 3, 2017
Secular holiday : Panamá declared its independence from Colombia on Nov. 3, 1903
Flag Day -
Saturday November 4, 2017
Banks only :
Colón Patriotic Day (Colón only) -
Monday November 6, 2017
Secular holiday : The USA assisted Panama in separation from Colombia, but the latter didn't want to recognize independence of Panama. Officially Panama declared its independence on November 3, 1903, but the battle didn't finish. The government of Colombia ordered the Army to march on Panama City. On November 3, 1903 the Panamanians had to stay their grounds in the city of Colon, that is a strategic place near the Caribbean Sea.
The Panamanian officials did their best to persuade the Army of Colombia not to participate in the process of separation of Panama from Colombia. The negotiations were successful and this day became a landmark in the history of Panama. [anydayguide.com]
First cry for independence -
Friday November 10, 2017
Secular holiday : On the 10th of November 1821 citizens of Los Santos passed a resolution calling for Los Santos' secession from Spain. This resolution led to the rest of Panamá to declare independence less than two decades later.
Reporter's Day -
Monday November 13, 2017
Special Events :
Inauguration Day -
Tuesday November 28, 2017
Secular holiday : Panamá declared its independence from Spain on Nov. 28, 1821.