Public Holidays in Papua New Guinea in 2018

Papua New Guinea Upcoming Holidays in Papua New Guinea

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

27 August 2018 This National holiday is in 11 days. Intended to be marked by prayer ceremonies across the country to ask for forgiveness fo...

Independence Day (in lieu)
Independence Day (in lieu)

17 September 2018 This National holiday is in 32 days. Commemorates the day Papua New Guinea gained its indepence from Australia in 1975

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This National holiday is in 131 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus the date of which according to tradition took ...

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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