Public holidays in New Zealand 2018-2022

The New Zealand holidays are based on the Christian holidays, as in Germany. However, Pentecost is not celebrated. Unlike many other countries, New Zealand has a special feature: If a public holiday falls on a weekend, the following Monday is a day off.

In addition to the national public holidays, each province of New Zealand also has its own holiday, which it may determine for itself. These days are also called Provincial Anniversary Days.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New Year's DayNew Year’s DayJan 1
National Holiday WaitangiWaitangi DayFeb 6
Battle of GallipoliANZAC DayApr 25
HalloweenHalloweenOct 31
Guy Fawkes NightGuy Fawkes NightNov 5
Christmas EveHoly EveDec 24
Christmas DayChristmas DayDec 25
Boxing DayBoxing DayDec 26
New Year's EveDec 31


Movable Holidays in New Zealand

holidayLocal name20182019202020212022
Good FridayGood FridayMar 30Apr 19Apr 10Apr 2Apr 15
Easter SundayEaster SundayApr 1Apr 21Apr 12Apr 4Apr 17
Easter MondayEaster MondayApr 2Apr 22Apr 13Apr 5Apr 18
Mother's DayMay 13May 12May 10May 9May 8
Whit SundayMay 20Jun 9May 31May 23Jun 5
Whit MondayMay 21Jun 10Jun 1May 24Jun 6
Corpus ChristiMay 31Jun 20Jun 11Jun 3Jun 16
Birthday of the QueenQueen’s BirthdayJun 4Jun 3Jun 1Jun 7Jun 6
Father's DaySep 2Sep 1Sep 6Sep 5Sep 4
Labor DayLabour DayOct 22Oct 28Oct 26Oct 25Oct 24