Remembrance Day, Port Moresby
23rd July 2021
Remembrance Day in Papua New Guinea is observed every July 23rd to commemorate the services of the members of the nation's armed forces who participated during World War One, World War Two, and in general peace keeping and law and order engagements within the country and abroad.
As a national day of observance, Remembrance Day is gazetted as a public holiday. Most businesses and government offices will be closed for the day.
In the nation's capital of Port Moresby, Remembrance Day will be officially observed at the Ela Beach Remembrance Memorial Park.
War veterans, the PNG Defence Force, Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and the PNG Correctional Services will be participating in the Remembrance Day parade march along Healy Parade.
State officials like the Prime Minister and the Governor-General are usually present at the event to make an official address. This is then followed by a dedication service.
This 2021 will mark the 40th Anniversary of PNG's National Remembrance Day of observance.