Papua New Guinea has a total of 20 holidays in 2023. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1, 2023 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Day off for New Year's Day
Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Day off for National Remembrance Day In Memory of Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare
Friday, February 24, 2023 National Remembrance Day In Memory of Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea
National Remembrance Day In Memory of Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare
Sunday, February 26, 2023 National Remembrance Day In Memory of Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)
Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 8, 2023 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 9, 2023 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 10, 2023 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday
Monday, June 12, 2023 The Queen's birthday, also known as the Queen's Official Birthday, is celebrated in many Commonwealth countries around the world. It is a public holiday in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Gibraltar, although on different dates.
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)
National Remembrance Day
Sunday, July 23, 2023 National Remembrance Day is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea
Day off for National Remembrance Day
Monday, July 24, 2023 National Remembrance Day is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea
National Day of Repentance
Saturday, August 26, 2023 National Day of Repentance is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea
Day off for Independence Day
Friday, September 15, 2023 Independence Day is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea
Independence Day
Saturday, September 16, 2023 Independence Day is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea