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Colon Day

Panama National Holiday in Panama

On 5 November each year, Panama has a public holiday for Colon Day.

When is Colon Day?

How long until Colon Day?
This holiday next takes place in 349 Days.
Dates of Colon Day
Year Weekday Date
2019 Tuesday November 5th
2018 Monday November 5th
2017 Sunday November 5th
2016 Saturday November 5th
2015 Thursday November 5th
Summary
In 1903, the citizens of Colon averted a march on Panama City by the Colombian army.

On 5 November, the final day of three consectutive public holidays in Panama is Colon Day.

This holiday celebrates the events of 1903, when the citizens of Colon averted a march on Panama City by the Colombian army.

History of Colon Day

Following the declaration of independence, the Colombians had ordered their army to march on Panama.

On 5 November 1903, the locals in Colons managed to convince the Colombian forces stationed in Colon not to advance on Panama City.

Without this action, it is possible that the Colombians may have gained a military advantage and quelled the independence movement.

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