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 2019, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

 

Dates of Closure – All Dates 2019
DATE DAY HOLIDAY FROM
JANUARY 1 Tuesday NEW YEAR´S DAY U.S./PANAMA
JANUARY 9

Wednesday

MARTYR´S DAY PANAMA
JANUARY 21 Monday MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY U.S.
FEBRUARY 18 Monday PRESIDENT´S DAY U.S.
MARCH 5 Tuesday CARNIVAL DAY PANAMA
APRIL 19 Friday GOOD FRIDAY PANAMA
MAY 1 Wednesday

LABOR DAY

PANAMA
MAY 27 Monday MEMORIAL DAY U.S.
JULY 1 Monday PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION PANAMA
JULY 4 Thursday INDEPENDENCE DAY  U.S.
SEPTEMBER 2 Monday LABOR DAY U.S.
OCTOBER 14 Monday COLUMBUS DAY U.S.
NOVEMBER 4 Monday INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM COLOMBIA (Historical day is Sunday November 3, 2019) PANAMA
NOVEMBER 5 Tuesday COLON DAY PANAMA
NOVEMBER 11 Monday THE UPRISING OF LOS SANTOS (Historical day is Sunday November 10, 2019) PANAMA
NOVEMBER 11 Monday

VETERANS DAY 

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

INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM SPAIN

PANAMA
DECEMBER 9 Monday MOTHER´S DAY (Historical day is Sunday, December 8, 2019) PANAMA
DECEMBER 25 Wednesday

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.