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Papua New Guinea New August 26 Public Holiday

Source: Department Of Prime Minister and the National Executive Council (Port Moresby)
Posted: Friday, August 19, 2011
Updated: Friday, October 11, 2019

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.

A few weeks ago (2011-08-07), the Papua New Guinea National Executive Council, in the "PNG National Gazette No.G197", had gazetted a new annual non-working public holiday, the National Day of Repentance, to be observed annually on August 26, but only starting in 2012.

Apparently, the National Day of Repentance used to be an annual, informal day of prayer, but two months ago a group of churches asked then acting prime minister Sam Abal to turn it into a public holiday, and he agreed.

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