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Panama December 20 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City)
Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Panama's Cabinet Council has passed a resolution declaring December 20 as a day of national mourning, marking the 31st anniversary of the US invasion of Panama, but not a public holiday ("The resolution orders the raising of the national flag at half mast without the mandatory closure of public or private offices").

Last year (2019-10-13), Panama's Committee on Labor, Health and Social Development of the National Assembly, has tabled the draft bill No. 261, introduced by deputies Héctor Brands and Crispiano Adames of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) and Bernardino González of the Panamanian Party, which would have declared December 20 of each year, beginning in 2020, as a National Day of Mourning throughout Panama.

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