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Panama : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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  • Internet domain: .pa - Telephone code: +507 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday February 20, 2023Carnival (first day)Banks only
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Carnival TuesdaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayBanks only
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    Monday March 6, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Tuesday March 28, 2023ExpocomerTradeshows
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Friday June 2, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday June 12, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Carnival (first day)

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Banks only :

    Carnival Tuesday

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Banks only :

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    School holidays :

    Expocomer

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    Tuesday March 28, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.expocomer.com lasts 4 days - 2023 edition confirmed

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Banks only : Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper) celebrates and His washing of the disciples' feet Maundy Thursday is not an official public holiday. But since it is the day before long Friday, many people has their workday shortened, and banks are closed in the afternoon.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 2, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday June 12, 2023
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : Foundation Day, Panama City Only in Panama City, but stock market is closed in the whole country.