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Colon Day in Panama 2019

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 352 Days.
Dates of Colon Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Thursday
2019 Tuesday
2018 Monday
2017 Sunday
2016 Saturday
Summary
In 1903, the citizens of Colon averted a march on Panama City by the Colombian army.

On 5th 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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