Public Holidays in Papua New Guinea in 2018

Papua New Guinea Upcoming Holidays in Papua New Guinea

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This National holiday is in 13 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus the date of which according to tradition took ...

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2018 This National holiday is in 14 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2019 This National holiday is in 20 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

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)
Monday September 17 Independence Day (in lieu) 16th September
Friday November 16 Public Holiday For Apec leader's summit
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day


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  • 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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