Holidays and Closures

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy observes both U.S. and Panamanian holidays and will be closed on those dates. The call center is closed Sundays, December 25, and January 1.

Embassy Dates of Closure

During the year 2018, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

 

Dates of Closure – All Dates 2018
DATE DAY HOLIDAY FROM
JANUARY 1 Monday NEW YEAR´S DAY U.S./PANAMA
JANUARY 9

Tuesday

MARTYR´S DAY PANAMA
JANUARY 15 Monday MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY U.S.
FEBRUARY 13 Tuesday

CARNIVAL DAY

PANAMA
FEBRUARY 19 Monday PRESIDENT´S DAY U.S.
MARCH 30 Friday GOOD FRIDAY PANAMA
MAY 1 Tuesday

LABOR DAY

PANAMA
MAY 28 Monday MEMORIAL DAY U.S.
JULY 4 Wednesday INDEPENDENCE DAY  U.S.
SEPTEMBER 3 Monday LABOR DAY U.S.
OCTOBER 8 Monday COLUMBUS DAY U.S.
NOVEMBER 3 Saturday INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM COLOMBIA PANAMA
NOVEMBER 5 Monday COLON DAY PANAMA
NOVEMBER 10 Saturday THE UPRISING OF LOS SANTOS PANAMA
NOVEMBER 11 Sunday

VETERANS DAY 

(To be observed, Monday November 12, 2018)

U.S.
NOVEMBER 22 Thursday THANKSGIVING DAY U.S.
NOVEMBER 28 Wednesday

INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM SPAIN

(To be observed, Monday November 26, 2018)

PANAMA
DECEMBER 8 Saturday MOTHER´S DAY PANAMA
DECEMBER 25 Tuesday

CHRISTMAS DAY

U.S./PANAMA

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Note: There is a possibility that Panamanian practice with regard to the observance of holidays may change; if so, a revised holiday schedule will be published.