Public Holidays in Papua New Guinea in 2018

Papua New Guinea Upcoming Holidays in Papua New Guinea

Queen's Birthday
Queen's Birthday

11 June 2018 This National holiday is in 21 days. The Monday following the Saturday designated as the official holiday observance in the UK

National Remembrance Day
National Remembrance Day

23 July 2018 This National holiday is in 63 days. Commemorates Papua New Guineans who have died in military service

National Repentance Day (in lieu)
National Repentance Day (in lieu)

27 August 2018 This National holiday is in 98 days. Intended to be marked by prayer ceremonies across the country to ask for forgiveness fo...

Papua New Guinea List of national public holidays of Papua New Guinea in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday March 31 Easter Saturday
Sunday April 01 Easter Sunday
Monday June 11 Queen's Birthday Usually on Monday after second Saturday in June
Monday July 23 National Remembrance Day
Monday August 27 National Repentance Day (in lieu) 26th August
Monday September 17 Independence Day (in lieu) 16th September
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day


National Holiday


  • Public holidays in Papua New Guinea are regulated by the Public Holidays Act 1953, Chapter 321 of the Consolidated Legislation of Papua New Guinea.
  • The Public Holidays Act says that if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the next day should be declared a public holiday.

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