Not again. This must be a dream. These things ran through my mind at 2AM this morning as I was awakened by yet another band playing loud drums and bugles. Where am I? What time is it? Oh yes, it is November 28 and the day that Panama gained independence from Spain. A country having two Independence Day’s in one month is just not fair. November 3, 1903 is the day Panama gained independence from Colombia. November 28, 1821 is the date Panama gained independence from Spain, but became a part of Colombia.
Panama is a very proud country and these two days are very important days in its history. I celebrate their independence with them. I would just prefer not to start at 2AM in the morning.