Boquete celebrates the same holidays as the rest of Panama, except for carnival. For that you have to go to Dolega. The most visibly important holidays for Boquetenos are the independence days, in particular the 28th of November. Like the rest of the country Boquete celebrates the 3rd of November, which marks the official day of independence from Colombia. The 4th of November is the day of the flag, also celebrated in Boquete. Now the 28th of November is the day Panama separated officially from Spain. For some reason, it has become a national tradition that people from other communities come to Boquete for that day. The parade is the longest of all, lasting well into the night, even when it rains and bands from other provinces converge in Boquete to celebrate this day.