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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 current 2 months

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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Holy Saturday**Saturday March 31, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday April 13, 2018School holidays 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday April 23, 2018School holidays 
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Remembrance Day*Wednesday April 25, 2018Culture 
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Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

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 -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

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 (beginning) -
Friday April 13, 2018

School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday April 23, 2018

School holidays :

Remembrance Day -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

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