Papua New Guinea

Things To Know

Internet, Comunication

Newspapers

Papua New Guinea has two daily newspapers that include up-to-date exchange rates and other important information:

Festivals & Events

This is a list of holidays in the Papua New Guinea.

Date English Name
January 1 New Year's Day
April 3 Good Friday
April 4 Holy Saturday
April 5 Easter Sunday
April 6 Easter Monday
June 8 Queen's Birthday
July 23 National Remembrance Day
August 26 National Day of Repentance
September 16 Independence Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day

Respect

As in many Melanesian cultures, greeting people with a friendly handshake is very important. Be aware, however, that it is a sign of respect not to make eye contact. The sight of hotel staff calling you by name, shaking your hand and looking at the floor may seem unusual at first.

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