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 2021, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below. 

Dates of Closure – All Dates 2021
DATE DAY HOLIDAY FROM
JANUARY 1 Friday NEW YEAR´S DAY U.S./PANAMA
JANUARY 9

Saturday

MARTYR´S DAY PANAMA
JANUARY 18 Monday MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY U.S.
FEBRUARY 15 Monday

PRESIDENT´S DAY 

U.S.
FEBRUARY 16 Tuesday CARNIVAL DAY PANAMA
APRIL 2 Friday GOOD FRIDAY PANAMA
MAY 1 Saturday

LABOR DAY

PANAMA
MAY 31 Monday MEMORIAL DAY U.S.
JULY 5 Monday INDEPENDENCE DAY (Historical day is Sunday July 4) U.S.
SEPTEMBER 6 Monday LABOR DAY U.S.
OCTOBER 11 Monday COLUMBUS DAY U.S.
NOVEMBER 3 Wednesday INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM COLOMBIA PANAMA
NOVEMBER 5 Friday COLON DAY PANAMA
NOVEMBER 10 Wednesday THE UPRISING OF LOS SANTOS PANAMA
NOVEMBER 11 Thursday

VETERANS DAY 

U.S.
NOVEMBER 25 Thursday THANKSGIVING DAY U.S.
NOVEMBER 29 Monday

INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM SPAIN (Historical day is Sunday November 28)

PANAMA
DECEMBER 8 Wednesday MOTHER´S DAY PANAMA
DECEMBER 24 Friday

CHRISTMAS DAY (Actual day is Saturday, December 25)

U.S./PANAMA

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.