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Business Practices in Panama

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Doing Business in Panama
Opening Hours and Days
Banks open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM . They close at 12 PM on every last day of work of each month. Government offices are open Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 6 PM.

Offices are open Monday to Friday and sometimes Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 5 PM.

Businesses are open from Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM.

Shopping centers are open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM.  Some Supermarkets are open around the clock every day.


Public Holidays

New Year January 1st
Martyrs' Day January
Carnival February-March
Ash Wednesday February (Wednesday First week)
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday End of March
Labor Day May 1st
Panama City, District of Panama and Province of Panama Foundation 14th August
Independence Day (From Columbia) November 3rd
Flag Day November 4th
Independence Day (From Spain) November 28th
Christmas 25th November

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Holy Week End of March, week before Easter
Christmas Holidays From December 15th to January 12th

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