Public Holidays

Public holidays in New Zealand 2020-2024

The New Zealand holidays are based on the Christian holidays. 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, 1st
National Holiday WaitangiWaitangi DayFeb, 6th
Battle of GallipoliANZAC DayApr, 25th
HalloweenHalloweenOct, 31st
Guy Fawkes NightGuy Fawkes NightNov, 5th
Christmas EveHoly EveDec, 24th
Christmas DayChristmas DayDec, 25th
Boxing DayBoxing DayDec, 26th
New Year's EveDec, 31st


Moving Holidays in New Zealand

holidayLocal name20202021202220232024
Good FridayGood FridayApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29th
Easter SundayEaster SundayApr, 12thApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31st
Easter MondayEaster MondayApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1st
Mother's DayMay, 10thMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12th
Whit SundayMay, 31stMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19th
Whit MondayJun, 1stMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20th
Birthday of the QueenQueen’s BirthdayJun, 1stJun, 7thJun, 6thJun, 5thJun, 3rd
Corpus ChristiJun, 11thJun, 3rdJun, 16thJun, 8thMay, 30th
Father's DaySep, 6thSep, 5thSep, 4thSep, 3rdSep, 1st
Labor DayLabour DayOct, 26thOct, 25thOct, 24thOct, 23rdOct, 28th