National Remembrance Day (Sir Michael Somare) in Papua New Guinea in 2022

National Remembrance Day (Sir Michael Somare) in Papua New Guinea in 2022
Michael Somare, four-time Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. Image via Pixabay

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  Dates of National Remembrance Day (Sir Michael Somare) in Papua New Guinea
2022 Feb 26, Feb 28
Papua New GuineaMon, Feb 28National Holiday (in lieu)
Papua New GuineaSat, Feb 26National Holiday
  Summary

Commemorates the life of Papua New Guinea’s longest-serving leader, who died in 2021.

  Which regions observe National Remembrance Day (Sir Michael Somare) in 2022?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday

When is National Remembrance Day In Memory of Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare?

National Remembrance Day is a public holiday on February 26th. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

About Michael Somare

Known across the country simply as "The Chief", Michael Somare was Papua New Guinea’s longest-serving leader after it became independent of Australia in 1975. He was Prime Minister for 17 years during four separate periods.

He died February 26th 2021, aged 84, after being diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer and admitted to a hospital on February 19th, his daughter Betha Somare said.

“Sir Michael was a loyal husband to our mother and great father first to her children, then grandchildren and great-granddaughter. But we are endeared that many Papua New Guineans equally embraced Sir Michael as father and grandfather,” she said.

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