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 2020, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure – All Dates 2020
DATE DAY HOLIDAY FROM
JANUARY 1 Wednesday NEW YEAR´S DAY U.S./PANAMA
JANUARY 9

Thursday

MARTYR´S DAY PANAMA
JANUARY 20 Monday MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY U.S.
FEBRUARY 17 Monday

PRESIDENT´S DAY 

U.S.
FEBRUARY 25 Tuesday CARNIVAL DAY PANAMA
APRIL 10 Friday GOOD FRIDAY PANAMA
MAY 1 Friday

LABOR DAY

PANAMA
MAY 25 Monday MEMORIAL DAY U.S.
JULY 3 Friday INDEPENDENCE DAY (Historical day is Saturday July 4) U.S.
SEPTEMBER 7 Monday LABOR DAY U.S.
OCTOBER 12 Monday COLUMBUS DAY U.S.
NOVEMBER 3 Tuesday INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM COLOMBIA PANAMA
NOVEMBER 5 Thursday COLON DAY PANAMA
NOVEMBER 10 Tuesday THE UPRISING OF LOS SANTOS PANAMA
NOVEMBER 11 Wednesday

VETERANS DAY 

U.S.
NOVEMBER 26 Thursday THANKSGIVING DAY U.S.
NOVEMBER 28 Saturday

INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM SPAIN

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

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.