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Papua New Guinea : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Kina (PGK)
Internet domain: .pg - telephone code: +675 - International dialing code: 05 - GMT offset: +10 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 25, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Saturday February 26, 2022Day of MourningSecular holiday
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Friday April 8, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday April 16, 2022Holy SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday April 25, 2022Remembrance DayEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday June 11, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Monday June 13, 2022Queen's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Friday June 17, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday June 24, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Wednesday July 13, 2022National Mask FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Monday July 18, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday July 23, 2022Remembrance DaySecular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Christmas holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 25, 2022
School holidays : Www.education.gov.pg
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is not mandatory
Teaching languages: English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
schools close on Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Feb 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Day of Mourning

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Saturday February 26, 2022
Secular holiday : In tribute to the late Chief Michael Somare

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday April 18, 2022
School holidays :

Remembrance Day

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Monday April 25, 2022
Culture : In tribute to soldiers who died during world wars, especially during the Gallipoli (Turkey) campaign during the First World War.

Parliamentary election

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Saturday June 11, 2022
Special Events :

Queen's Birthday

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Monday June 13, 2022
Secular holiday : The actual birthday of the Queen is April 15

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 17, 2022
School holidays :

Parliamentary election

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Friday June 24, 2022
Special Events :

National Mask Festival

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Culture : Lasts 4 days - https://www.bestofpng.com in Rabaul 2022 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday July 18, 2022
School holidays :

Remembrance Day

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Saturday July 23, 2022
Secular holiday : In tribute to those who lost their lives in the last World War