Public Holidays

Public holidays in New Zealand

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-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan. 1stNew Year's Day
Feb. 6thNational Holiday Waitangi
April 25thBattle of Gallipoli
Oct. 31stHalloween
Nov. 5thGuy Fawkes Night
Dec. 24thChristmas Eve
Dec. 25thChristmas Day
Dec. 26thBoxing Day
Dec. 31stNew Year's Eve

Moving Holidays in New Zealand

Good FridayApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter SundayApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Mother's DayMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10thMay 9th
Whit SundayMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24thMay 16th
Whit MondayMay 29thMay 20thJune 9thMay 25thMay 17th
Birthday of the kingJune 5thJune 3rdJune 2ndJune 1stJune 7th
Corpus ChristiJune 8thMay 30thJune 19thJune 4thMay 27th
Father's DaySept. 3rdSept. 1stSept. 7thSept. 6thSept. 5th
Labor DayOct. 23rdOct. 28thOct. 27thOct. 26thOct. 25th

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