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2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Papua New Guinea APEC Public Holidays Finalized

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has finally declared a one-day nationwide non-working public holiday, on November 16, 2018, were planned for November 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Papua New Guinea 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Bob Dade, has released the annual gazetted official list of appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Papua New Guinea APEC Public Holidays November 15-16

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - Papua New Guinea's APEC Coordinating Authority chief executive, Chris Hawkins, has announced that 2 non-working public holidays, on November 15 and 16, 2018, were planned for November 2018 ("the two public holidays had been confirmed and awaiting the endorsement of Cabinet and Government House before they were gazetted").
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Papua New Guinea Mulls APEC Public Holiday

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce is expecting the government of Papua New Guinea, to declare Friday, November 16, 2018, the day when most APEC leaders will be flying in, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Papua New Guinea Public Holiday June 11

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Bob Dadae, declared Monday, June 11, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea, on account of the Queen's official birthday on the second Saturday in June.
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2017

  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Papua New Guinea 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Michael Ogio, has released the annual gazetted official list of appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Papua New Guinea September 18 Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Personnel Department Secretary of Papua New Guinea, John Kali, has issued a statement clarifying that Monday (September 18, 2017) is a normal working day and not a public holiday.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Papua New Guinea 2017 Public Holidays Amended

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Government of Papua New Guinea, Michael Ogio, has announced that Tuesday, June 27, 2017, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea on account of the upcoming general elections.
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2016

  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Papua New Guinea 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Michael Ogio, has released the annual gazetted official list of appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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2015

  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Papua New Guinea 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Acting Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Theodore Zurenuoc, has released the annual gazetted official list of appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Papua New Guinea Public Holiday July 13

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Acting Chief Secretary to Government of Papua New Guinea, John Kali, has announced that the government of Papua New Guinea had declared Monday, July 13, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea “in recognition of the Pacific Games”.
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Papua New Guinea 2015 Public Holidays Amended

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Michael Ogio, has released a revised version of the previously gazetted official list of annual appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Aug
  • 18
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  • Papua New Guinea 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Michael Ogio, has released the annual gazetted official list of appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Papua New Guinea 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea has released the gazetted official list of appointed annual non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Jul
  • 26
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  • Papua New Guinea Public Holiday July 29

    The National (Port Moresby) - The Provincial Government of Papua New Guinea's (PNG) province of the Western Highlands has declared Monday, July 29, 2013, as a one-off provincial public holiday to allow the public to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the new provincial administration complex.
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2012

  • Aug
  • 25
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  • Papua New Guinea 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Sir Michael Ogio, has released the gazetted official list of appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Papua New Guinea Public Holiday August 27

    Department Of Prime Minister and the National Executive Council (Port Moresby) - The Office of the Secretary of Papua New Guinea's National Executive Council has announced that Monday, August 27, 2012, would be observed as a one-off non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea, to mark the newly declared National Covenant Day public holiday.
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2011

  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Papua New Guinea New August 26 Public Holiday

    Department Of Prime Minister and the National Executive Council (Port Moresby) - The office of Papua New Guinea's National Executive Council has announced that Friday, August 26, 2011, had been declared as an official non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea, to mark the National Day of Repentance.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Papua New Guinea 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Sir Michael Ogio, has released the gazetted official list of appointed public holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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2010

  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Papua New Guinea 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has released the gazetted official public holidays for 2011.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Papua New Guinea Declares November 18 Public Sector Holiday

    The National (Port Moresby) - Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, has declared Wednesday, November 18, 2009, as a one-off public sector holiday to coincide with his presentation of the government's "Vision 2050" Plan.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Papua New Guinea 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Bank of Papua New Guinea National Gazette (Port Moresby) - The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has released the gazetted official public holidays for 2010.
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2008

  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Papua New Guinea 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Bank of Papua New Guinea National Gazette (Port Moresby) - The government of Papua New Guinea has gazetted the list of official Papua New Guinea (PNG) public holidays for the calendar year 2009.
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2007

  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Papua New Guinea 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Port Moresby) - The government of Papua New Guinea has gazetted the list of official Papua New Guinea (PNG) public holidays for the calendar year 2008.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Papua New Guinea Declares April 16 Public Holiday

    The National (Port Moresby) - A public holiday was declared today, following the death of Peter Tsiamalili, the Administrator of the Autonomous Papua New Guinea Region of Bougainville.
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2006

  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Papua New Guinea 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - The government of Papua New Guinea has gazetted the list of official Papua New Guinea (PNG) public holidays for the calendar year 2007.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Papua New Guinea Declares September 18 Public Holiday

    The National - In a snap decision on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, the cabinet of Papua New Guinea reversed its earlier decision, and to have an additional public holiday on Monday September 18, 2006, to compensate the fact that this year's Independence Day falls on a weekend.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Papua New Guinea Declares January 12 One-Off Public Holiday

    Pacific Magazine - Papua New Guinea (PNG) has declared tomorrow a public holiday for the National Capital District (NCD) of Port-Moresby, on the occasion of the funeral of former Prime Minister Sir William Skate.
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2005

  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Papua New Guinea Restores Remembrance Day Public Holiday

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (website) - In its announced list of public holidays and observance dates for 2006, the Government of Papua New Guinea has restore the Remembrance Day public holiday to its erstwhile date of July 23.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Papua New Guinea 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Port Moresby) - Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Governor General has received the official list of 2006 public holidays for gazetting.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Papua New Guinea Declares September 15 Public Holiday

    Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Port Moresby) - Papua New Guinea's National Executive Council has approved an additional day for this year's Independence Day public holiday.
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2004

  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Papua New Guinea 2005 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (website) - The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Sir Michael Somare, has announced the public holidays and special observance days for 2005, as endorsed by the National Executive Council.
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2003

  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Papua New Guinea 2004 Public Holidays Announced

    Bank of Papua New Guinea National Gazette (Port Moresby) - Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare has announced the National Executive Council's approval of the list of official Papua New Guinea (PNG) public holidays for the calendar year 2004.
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2002

  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Papua New Guinea 2003 Public Holidays Announced

    Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Port Moresby) - The government of Papua New Guinea has gazetted the list of official Papua New Guinea (PNG) public holidays for the calendar year 2003.
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2001

  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Papua New Guinea 2002 Public Holidays Announced

    Bank of Papua New Guinea National Gazette (Port Moresby) - The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has gazetted the list of official Papua New Guinea public holidays for the calendar year 2002.
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2000

  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Papua New Guinea 2001 Public Holidays Announced

    Bank of Papua New Guinea National Gazette (Port Moresby) - The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has gazetted the list of official Papua New Guinea public holidays for the calendar year 2001.
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1999

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Papua New Guinea Declares Y2K Public Holiday

    Papua New Guinea Post-Courier (Port Moresby) - Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta, announced yesterday that the National Executive Council had approved a one-off public holiday for Friday, December 31, 1999, as a precautionary measure, should there be any Y2K-associated problems.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Papua New Guinea Declares July 19 Public Holiday

    Nau FM (Port Moresby) - The government of Papua New Guinea has declared Monday, July 19, 1999, as a one-off public holiday.
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See also: Papua New Guinea bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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