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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Panama. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
9 JanMonMartyrs' Day
28 FebTueCarnival
14 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayMonLabour Day
3 NovFriIndependence Day from Colombia
5 NovSunColón Day
6 NovMonColón Day Holiday
10 NovFriUprising of Los Santos
28 NovTueIndependence Day from Spain
8 DecFriMother's Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Employees in Panama are entitled to 13 paid public holidays. If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as the holiday. In addition to the 13 statutory public holidays, employees are allowed time off to celebrate the Presidential Inauguration, which takes place every five years. Employees required to work on a public holiday are compensated at the rate of double the regular salary, known as double time.