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Panama Adds December 20 Public Holiday

Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City)
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2022

The President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, has signed into law the recently-voted House Bill 157 which declares December 20 as a new annual public holiday to commemorate Panamanians who died during the 1989 U.S. invasion of the country.

The aforementioned Bill 157, was presented by by deputies Héctor Brands, Crispiano Adames and Bernardino González, to "adopt national awareness measures about December 20, 1989" when the United States invaded Panama to capture the then president Manuel Antonio Noriega, and it was approved, in its third reading, by the plenary session of the National Assembly of Panama, earlier this year (2022-02-16).

The declaration of a new annual public holiday on December 20, thus amends the list of 2022 public holidays in Panama as announced earlier this year (2022-01-03).

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