New Year's Day - January 1, 2024
As the world ushers in a new year, Panama joins in the global celebration with parties, fireworks, and family gatherings. New Year's Day marks the beginning of fresh possibilities and a time for resolutions.
Martyr's Day - January 9, 2024
This day commemorates the martyrs who died in the fight for freedom from Colombia.
Carnival Monday - February 12, 2024
Carnival is a highlight of Panama's cultural calendar, celebrated with zest and enthusiasm across the country. On Carnival Monday, colorful parades, vibrant costumes, and lively music fill the streets. It's a day of dancing, revelry, and joyful chaos.
Carnival Tuesday - February 13, 2024
Carnival celebrations continue into Tuesday, offering another day of exuberant festivities. Locals and tourists alike join in the revelry, making Carnival one of Panama's most anticipated holidays.
Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2024
Following the exuberance of Carnival, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. It's a day of reflection and solemnity for Panama's Catholic population, with many attending church services to receive ashes on their foreheads.
Holy Thursday - April 4, 2024
Holy Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday, commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples. It's a significant religious observance in Panama, with many attending church services and participating in processions.
Good Friday - April 5, 2024
Good Friday is a day of mourning and reflection in Panama, as it commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Many Panamanians participate in processions and religious ceremonies on this solemn day.
Labor Day - May 1, 2024
Labor Day is a global celebration of workers and their contributions to society. In Panama, it's a public holiday marked by parades, rallies, and labor union events.
Panama's Separation Day - November 3, 2024
Panama's Separation Day is a momentous occasion that commemorates Panama's separation from Colombia in 1903. It's a day to celebrate national sovereignty and independence, marked by patriotic parades and cultural events.
Colón Day - November 5, 2024
Colón Day pays tribute to Christopher Columbus, who arrived in the region during his fourth voyage to the Americas in 1502. The day is observed with cultural events and commemorations in the city of Colón.
Independence Day - November 28, 2024
Panama's Independence Day is a time to celebrate the country's separation from Spain in 1821. Festivities include parades, fireworks, and cultural performances. It's a day of national pride and unity.
Christmas Day - December 25, 2024
Christmas in Panama is a joyful and family-centered holiday. Homes and streets are adorned with festive decorations, and families gather for elaborate feasts and the exchange of gifts. Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve is a significant religious observance.
Boxing Day - December 26, 2024
While not as widely celebrated as Christmas itself, Boxing Day is recognized in Panama. It's a day for relaxation, family outings, and enjoying the company of loved ones.
New Year's Eve - December 31, 2024
As the year draws to a close, Panama bids farewell to the old and welcomes the new with fireworks, parties, and the tradition of burning the "Año Viejo" (Old Year) effigies. The night is filled with anticipation and excitement for the year ahead.
A Year of Celebrations
Panama's list of holidays in 2024 offers a delightful mix of cultural, religious, and historical celebrations. Whether you're drawn to the vibrant energy of Carnival, the solemnity of religious observances, or the patriotic spirit of independence days, there's something for everyone to enjoy and experience in Panama throughout the year. These holidays serve as a reminder of the country's rich traditions and its vibrant tapestry of cultures coming together to celebrate life, faith, and unity.