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Panamanian November 2015 Public Holidays Extended

Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City)
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015


Panama's President, Juan Carlos Varela, has issued 2 decrees ("Decreto Ejecutivo No. 574 de 28 de octubre de 2015" and the "Decreto Ejecutivo No. 575 de 28 de octubre de 2015") which extend the number of, and observance of, the non-working public holidays in Panama for the month of November 2015.

The aforementioned "Decreto Ejecutivo No. 574 de 28 de octubre de 2015", declares a half-day non-working public sector holiday on Monday, November 2, 2015, beginning at 2pm ("se ordena el cierre, en todo el territorio nacional, de oficinas públicas nacionales y municipales, a partir de las 2:00 p.m. del día 2 de noviembre, por motivo del Día de los Difuntos"), as was done a few years ago (2012-10-30).

The "Decreto Ejecutivo No. 575 de 28 de octubre de 2015", for its part, declares that the upcoming annual public sector holiday and bank holiday of November 4 (the "Día de los Símbolos de la Nación"), will, in 2015, will cover everyone in the country ("se declara feriado el día 4 de noviembre de 2015"), as opposed to just the government and banking sectors, as was done a few times in the past (2011-10-26 and 2009-10-27).


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