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Holiday Calendar for Panama

Holiday Calendar for Panama for 2020-2021 year
Panama is the only country in the world in which you can see the sun rise in in the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean from the top of the highest point in the country, Volcan Baru. Panama City, the nation’s capital and largest city, is the only capital city in the world that has a rain forest within its city limits.

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2020-2021 year

February 2020

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August 2020

Saturday 15 August - Old Panama Day or Panama Viejo Day (in 1519, the first Spanish colony and the oldest European settlement, Panama Viejo, was founded on the Pacific coast in Central America)

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

Tuesday 3 November - Panama Independence Day / Separation Day (celebrates the separation and independence of Panama from Colombia in 1903)
Thursday 5 November - Colón Day in Panama (Colon is a city and seaport in Panama, beside the Caribbean Sea, lying near the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. It is the capital of Panama's Colón Province and has traditionally been known as Panama's second city)
Tuesday 10 November - Cry of Independence Day in Panama ("Primer Grito de Independencia de la Villa de los Santos" celebrating The Gesture of Rufina Alfaro and the uprising in the Villa de los Santos against Spain)
Friday 13 November - Journalists Day in Panama (Día del Periodista. Date commemorating the death of journalist and poet Gaspard Octavio Hernandez in 1918)
Saturday 28 November - Panama Independence Day (celebrate the independence of Panama from Spain in 1821)

December 2020

January 2021

Saturday 9 January - Martyrs' Day in Panama (is a Panamanian day of national mourning which commemorates the January 9, 1964 anti-American riots over sovereignty of the Panama Canal Zone)

February 2021

Wednesday 24 February - Carnival in Panama (The five-day holiday begins on Monday before Ash Wednesday)

About some panamanian traditions

There are two basic seasons in Panama: the dry season from December to April and the rainy season from May to November. Panama is located south of the hurricane alley, so it is rarely affected by tropical storms or hurricanes.

The Panama hat (toquilla straw hat) is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin.

Coca Cola was first sold in Panama in 1906. Here grows some of the world’s finest coffee, which can be tasted at Starbucks and other coffee houses worldwide.

Smithsonian biologists were invited to Panama in 1910 during the construction of the Panama Canal. Their surveys of Panama’s flora and fauna were the first steps toward creating a world-class platform for research in the tropics.

Ŕ country has the second-largest duty-free zone in the world, the Colon Free Zone, second in size only to Hong Kong.

The Panama Canal was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. It’s considered one of the seven modern World Wonders. The lowest toll ever paid for transiting the Panama Canal was 36 cents (equivalent to $5.13 in 2017), by American Richard Halliburton who swam across the isthmus in 1928.
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