Independence Day in Panama Date in the current year: November 28, 2016

Independence Day in Panama There are two Independence Days in Panama. The first celebration marks the declaration of independence from Colombia, and it's annually takes place on November 3. The second Independence Day is celebrated on November 28, marking the anniversary of declaration of independence from Spain in 1821.

Panama fell under Spanish rule in 1538, subsequently becoming a part of the Viceroyalty of Peru. During the period of the Spanish American wars of independence Panama started its preparations for independence, but the plans were changed. On November 10, 1821 the residents of Azuero declared their independence from the Spanish Empire. Their act was met with disdain in the capital of Panama, that is why the local authorities were forced to accelerate their own plans. Soon after the citizens of Panama City also declared their independence from Spain. This event took place on November 28, 1821.

Celebration of Independence Day from Spain is marked by the parades held in Panama City. The parades are organized by schools bands. People enjoy traditional dancing performances, organized on the streets of the capital of Panama.

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