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Public Holidays

Public holidays in New Zealand 2022-2026

The New Zealand holidays are based on the Christian holidays. 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.

dateholidayLocal name
Jan, 1stNew Year's DayNew Year’s Day
Feb, 6thNational Holiday WaitangiWaitangi Day
Apr, 25thBattle of GallipoliANZAC Day
Oct, 31stHalloweenHalloween
Nov, 5thGuy Fawkes NightGuy Fawkes Night
Dec, 24thChristmas EveHoly Eve
Dec, 25thChristmas DayChristmas Day
Dec, 26thBoxing DayBoxing Day
Dec, 31stNew Year's Eve



Moving Holidays in New Zealand

holidayLocal name20222023202420252026
Good FridayGood FridayApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18thApr, 3rd
Easter SundayEaster SundayApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20thApr, 5th
Easter MondayEaster MondayApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21stApr, 6th
Mother's DayMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12thMay, 11thMay, 10th
Whit SundayJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8thMay, 24th
Whit MondayJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9thMay, 25th
Birthday of the QueenQueen’s BirthdayJun, 6thJun, 5thJun, 3rdJun, 2ndJun, 1st
Corpus ChristiJun, 16thJun, 8thMay, 30thJun, 19thJun, 4th
Father's DaySep, 4thSep, 3rdSep, 1stSep, 7thSep, 6th
Labor DayLabour DayOct, 24thOct, 23rdOct, 28thOct, 27thOct, 26th

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