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Dates for public holidays and anniversary days

Dates when employees get national public holidays and regional anniversary days.

National public holidays

These dates are:

  • for all of New Zealand
  • when employees typically get each holiday.

2023 — National public holidays

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day Sunday 1 January or Tuesday 3 January
Day after New Year’s Day Monday 2 January
Waitangi Day Monday 6 February
Good Friday Friday 7 April
Easter Monday Monday 10 April
Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April
King’s Birthday Monday 5 June
Matariki Friday 14 July
Labour Day Monday 23 October
Christmas Day Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December

Next year — 2024 National public holidays

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day Monday 1 January
Day after New Year’s Day Tuesday 2 January 
Waitangi Day Tuesday 6 February
Good Friday Friday 29 March
Easter Monday Monday 1 April
Anzac Day Thursday 25 April
King’s Birthday Monday 3 June
Matariki Friday 28 June
Labour Day Monday 28 October
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December

More information — contact Employment New Zealand

Public holidays and anniversary dates — Employment New Zealand

Getting a national public holiday on a different day

You might get a national public holiday on a different day if:

Regional anniversary days

Each region in New Zealand has its own anniversary day at a different time of the year. If you do not know which anniversary day your area celebrates, check your local council’s website or contact them.

Contact your local council: profiles by region — Department of Internal Affairs

How anniversary days are chosen

Anniversary days are:

  • set by regional or city councils
  • based on local customs and practice — the anniversary day your area celebrates does not always match the one you expect it to be.

2023 — Regional anniversary days

Region Date
Auckland Monday 30 January
Canterbury (South) Monday 25 September
Canterbury Friday 17 November
Chatham Islands Monday 27 November
Hawke’s Bay Friday 20 October
Marlborough Monday 30 October
Nelson Monday 30 January
Otago Monday 20 March
Southland Tuesday 11 April
Taranaki Monday 13 March
Wellington Monday 23 January
Westland Monday 4 December

Next year — 2024 Regional anniversary days

Region Date
Auckland Monday 29 January
Canterbury (South) Monday 23 September
Canterbury Friday 15 November
Chatham Islands Monday 2 December
Hawke’s Bay Friday 25 October
Marlborough Monday 4 November
Nelson Monday 29 January
Otago Monday 25 March
Southland Tuesday 2 April
Taranaki Monday 11 March
Wellington Monday 22 January
Westland Monday 2 December

School holidays

The Ministry of Education lists the school terms and holidays for:

  • state schools
  • state-integrated schools
  • kura.

School terms and holiday dates — Ministry of Education

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