Music and Festivals - Música y Festivales

Music and Festivals - Música y Festivales

Folklore, music and festivals

Desfiles, festivals and fiestas are spread throughout the year in Panama. The biggest festival, however, is the typical Latin American carnival. The national women's costume at many festivals is the pollera and the men wear a sombrero hat.

Desfiles, festivals and holidays 2021

  • 2021-01-01 Año nuevo - New Year's Day
  • 2021-01-09 Día del Martir - Martyrs' Day (commemoration of the 1964 riots)
  • 2021-01-?? "Feria de las flores y el café", Boquete
  • 2021-01-?? "Desfile de las Mil Polleras", Las Tablas
  • 2021-02-?? "Día de la pollera" in the capital and "Carnaval" in the whole country
  • 2021-02-13 Sábado de Carnaval - Carnival Saturday
  • 2021-02-14 Domingo de Carnaval - Carnival Sunday
  • 2021-02-15 Lunes de Carnaval - Carnival/Rose Monday
  • 2021-02-16 Martes de Carnaval - Carnival Tuesday
  • 2021-02-17 Miércoles de Ceniza - Ash Wednesday
  • 2021-03-20 März-Tagundnachtgleiche
  • 2021-04-01 Jueves Santo - Maundy Thursday
  • 2021-04-02 Viernes Santo - Good Friday
  • 2021-04-03 Sábado Santo - Holy Saturday
  • 2021-04-04 Domingo de Pascua - Easter Day
  • 2021-04-05 Labour Day - Easter Monday
  • 2021-05-01 Día del Trabajo - Labour Day
  • 2021-06-20 June Solstice
  • 2021-07-?? Festival Nacional de la Pollera
  • 2021-08-15 Aniversario de Panamá La Vieja - Construction of Panamá la Vieja
  • 2021-09-22 September-Tagundnachtgleiche
  • 2021-11-03 Día de la Independencia, Separación de Panamá de Colombia - Independence from Colombia
  • 2021-11-04 Día de la Bandera - Flag Day
  • 2021-11-05 Conmemoración Patriótica en la ciudad de Colón - Colon Day
  • 2021-11-10 Grito en la Villa de los Santos -
    Day of the first proclamation of independence from Spain (Proclamation)
  • 2021-11-28 Día Histórico - Independencia de España - Independence of Spain
  • 2021-11-29 Día Feriado - Work holiday for independence from Spain
  • 2021-12-08 Día de la Madre - Mother's Day
  • 2021-12-21 Dezember-Sonnenwende
  • 2021-12-24 Noche buena - Christmas Eve
  • 2021-12-25 Navidad - Christmas
  • 2021-12-31 Noche Vieja - New Year's Eve

Review 2019

  • 2019-01-23 to 27 Pope Francis visits Panama on the occasion of World Youth Day (WYD)
  • 2019-08-15 500 Años Fundación de Panamá la Vieja - 500 Years of the Establishment of Panamá la Vieja

In Panama, when a public holiday falls on the weekend, very often a non-working day is set before and after it. All data without guarantee.

Desfile de las Mil Polleras 2019 en Las Tablas

The festival of the "1000 skirts" 2019 in Las Tablas.

The name "Pollera" is known in Latin America, Spain and Panama, for a variety of skirts and dresses characterized by their elaborate ornaments.



Carnival in Panamá

The carnival of Latin America is known worldwide, so in Panama the carnival is also intensely celebrated.
During this period, the country is in a state of emergency. A mass movement then takes place the day before and the first day towards Chitré and Las Tablas. But also in other cities such as Penonomé, Aguadulce and in the capital is then celebrated extensively for four days and four nights.

Cumbia Viva Panamá - Panamanian Rhythms, Folklore and Traditions

Cumbia Viva Panamá - Ballet Folklórico Ritmos y Raíces Panameñas