There are two Independence Days in Panama.
The second Independence Day is celebrated on November 28, marking the anniversary of declaration of independence from Spain in 1821.
Panama fell under Spanish rule in 1538, subsequently becoming a part of the Viceroyalty of Peru.
During the period of the Spanish American wars of independence Panama started its preparations for independence, but the plans were changed.
On November 10, 1821 the residents of Azuero declared their independence from the Spanish Empire.
The act was met with disdain in the capital of Panama, that is why the local authorities were forced to accelerate their own plans.
The citizens of Panama City also declared their independence from Spain on November 28, 1821.
Celebration of Independence Day from Spain are marked by the parades in Panama City.