Colon Day in Panama in 2020

Colon Day in Panama in 2020
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  How long until Colon Day?
This holiday next takes place in 351 days.
  Dates of Colon Day in Panama
2021 Panama Fri, Nov 5 National Holiday
2020 Panama Thu, Nov 5 National Holiday
2019 Panama Tue, Nov 5 National Holiday
2018 Panama Mon, Nov 5 National Holiday
2017 Panama Sun, Nov 5 National Holiday
  Summary
In 1903, the citizens of Colon averted a march on Panama City by the Colombian army.
  Local name
Conmemoracion Patriotica en la Ciudad de Colón

When is Colon Day?

On 5th November, the final day of three consecutive 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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