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Papua New Guinea APEC Public Holidays Finalized
 
(Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018)

Source: 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.

A couple of months ago (17-Jun-2018), we had reported that the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce was 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, and last August (02-Aug-2018), Papua New Guinea's APEC Coordinating Authority chief executive, Chris Hawkins, had even gone as far as announcing that 2 non-working municipal public holidays 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").

Note that today's announced non-working public holiday, on November 16, 2018, is nationwide, and not limited to Port-Moresby, as had been heretofore surmised ("The "(national)" public holiday was endorsed by the National Executive Council to include everyone because it is unfair to have citizens outside the NCD working on the day while those in the capital city are allowed a day off").

The current list of official Papua New Guinea public holidays for the calendar year 2018 (11-Oct-2017) is contained in the "PNG National Gazette", which, as usual (24-Aug-2016, 01-Oct-2015, 18-Aug-2014, 07-Jan-2014, 25-Aug-2012, 07-Aug-2011, 26-Oct-2010, 08-Oct-2009, 13-Oct-2006, 07-Jul-2003 and 15-Aug-2000) announced day in lieu public holidays, if applicable.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Papua New Guinea bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
• Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (November 2018)
• Papua New Guinea 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
• Papua New Guinea 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
• Papua New Guinea 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
• Papua New Guinea 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• Papua New Guinea 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2018-08-02: Papua New Guinea APEC Public Holidays November 15-16
• 2018-06-17: Papua New Guinea Mulls APEC Public Holiday
• 2017-10-11: Papua New Guinea 2018 Public Holidays Announced
• 2016-08-24: Papua New Guinea 2017 Public Holidays Announced
• 2015-10-01: Papua New Guinea 2016 Public Holidays Announced
• 2014-08-18: Papua New Guinea 2015 Public Holidays Announced
• 2014-01-07: Papua New Guinea 2014 Public Holidays Announced
• 2012-08-25: Papua New Guinea 2013 Public Holidays Announced
• 2011-08-07: Papua New Guinea 2012 Public Holidays Announced
• 2010-10-26: Papua New Guinea 2011 Public Holidays Announced
• 2009-10-08: Papua New Guinea 2010 Public Holidays Announced
• 2006-10-13: Papua New Guinea 2007 Public Holidays Announced
• 2003-07-07: Papua New Guinea 2004 Public Holidays Announced
• 2000-08-15: Papua New Guinea 2001 Public Holidays Announced


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