The historic dates are the following:
- November 3: Panama was founded as a Republic after its separation from Colombia on 03 November 1903. Actually, Panamanians call this day the day of "separation" instead of Independence Day.
- November 10: This date marks the "cry of independence" which meant the independence of Panama as a Republic, in the town of "La Villa de Los Santos".
- November 28: Panama, as part of Colombia, got its independence from Spain on November 28 1821. This festival is also celebrated as Independence Day.
On November 3, Panama dresses in red, blue and white and celebrates with parades in the most important avenues of the city. This year's celebration will be on Calle 50 and the Cinta Costera. Most schools throughout the country will display their musical bands through these streets as thousands of proud Panamanians applaud their merits. It's a great and unforgettable experience for everyone, both local and foreign.