The National Anthem of Panama was adopted as a national symbol by Law No. 34 on December 15, 1949, along with the flag and the national coat of arms. Despite being a national symbol, it was not officially celebrated until Law No. 71 on November 11, 1955 established November 1 as the day of the National Anthem.
It is said that the first song that was played as the National Anthem of Panama was practically an improvisation. It all happened in 1903, during a visit by William I. Buchanan, first ambassador and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Panama.