Public holidays in New Zealand
Holidays in New Zealand include publicly observed holidays and holiday periods from work or education.
In New Zealand there are two types of national public holidays: those that are 'Mondayised' a...
Waitangi Day
Waitangi Day (named after Waitangi, where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed) commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand. It is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebr...
Anzac Day
Anzac Day /ˈænzæk/ is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeep...
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar. As a date in the Gregorian calendar of Christendom, New Year's Day l...
Queen's Official Birthday
The Queen's Official Birthday (King's Official Birthday in the reign of a male monarch) is the selected day on which the birthday of the monarch of the Commonwealth realms (currently Queen Elizabeth I...
Auckland Anniversary Day
Auckland Anniversary Day is a public holiday observed in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand, being the area's provincial anniversary day. It is observed throughout the historic Auckl...
Dominion Day
Dominion Day is a commemoration day of the granting of national status in New Zealand, and was the same in Newfoundland until 1949 and Canada until 1982.
Dominion Day was the name of the holiday c...
Matariki
In the Māori language Matariki is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and also of the season of its first rising in late May or early June—taken as the beginning of the new year. Similar words ...
Anzac Day Act (New Zealand)
The Anzac Day Act in New Zealand is a law which makes Anzac Day a national holiday in New Zealand.Anzac Day is the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli ...
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day is the name of an unofficial holiday increasingly celebrated around the world by localities or organizations, or nationwide, in order to encourage acts of kindness. The ori...
Hero Parade
The Hero Parade was an (almost) annual gay and lesbian Parade through the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, in the 1990s. The last Parade was in 2001. It was the showpiece of the Hero Festival in Auck...
Unofficial observances in New Zealand
Apart from the official Holidays in New Zealand and Public holidays in New Zealand, usually celebrated by a paid day off work, there are a number of 'unofficial observances in New Zealand that are cel...
Boxing Day
Boxing Day is a holiday traditionally celebrated the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses or employers, in the Un...