Carnival in Panama
Carnival in Panama is held on February 20. The five-day holiday begins on Monday before Ash Wednesday. This event in the second decade of the month February is annual. Help us
There will be elaborately decorated floats, processions, music and a competition to crown a Carnival queen. In some places, including the capital, stages will be set up for concerts and fireworks launched into the sky. In Panama City, head down to the Cinta Costena, on the waterfront.
Carnival in Panama (¨Carnavales¨ in Spanish) consists of the four days preceding the Catholic season of Lent, a tradition originally celebrated by Roman Catholic societies that has now become a party for all races and religions.
Panama has made Carnival its own through proudly showcasing the culture and tradition that people wait the year to see and participate.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Old Panama Day or Panama Viejo Day on August 15 (in 1519, the first Spanish colony and the oldest European settlement, Panama Viejo, was founded on the Pacific coast in Central America);
Panama Independence Day / Separation Day on November 3 (celebrates the separation and independence of Panama from Colombia in 1903)