Day 104 of 365 Things to Do in Panama
Day 104 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Observe Good Friday traditions in a mostly Catholic country.
Throughout the Catholic and Spanish-speaking world, Semana Santa is perhaps the biggest holiday of the year. Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the last week of Lent, and the week leading into Easter.
Expect not to purchase alcohol in stores or restaurants in observance of Good Friday, a national holiday in Panama.
Also, in observance of Good Friday all across Panama, you will find somber and religious processions, called the stations of the cross procession. Some processions (or solemn parades) have floats, some visit the stations of the cross that parishioners have constructed in various locations on the procession circuit, and some do both.
Semana Santa commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, considered to be the most important events in all of Christianity.