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Public holidays and anniversary dates

Observed dates for national public holidays and regional anniversary days.

National public holidays

If a holiday falls on the weekend check the Employment New Zealand website or with the council for actual and observed holiday dates. Some councils move the holiday date depending on when Easter, Labour Day or other regional events occur.

2021 to 2024 public holidays and anniversary dates

National public holidays 2021

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day Friday 1 January
Day after New Year’s Day Saturday 2 January or Monday 4 January
Waitangi Day Saturday 6 February or Monday 8 February
Good Friday Friday 2 April
Easter Monday Monday 5 April
Anzac Day Sunday 25 April or Monday 26 April
Queen’s Birthday Monday 7 June
Labour Day Monday 25 October
Christmas Day Saturday 25 December or Monday 27 December
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December or Tuesday 28 December

National public holidays 2022

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day Saturday 1 January or Monday 3 January
Day after New Year’s Day Sunday 2 January or Tuesday 4 January
Waitangi Day Sunday 6 February or Monday 7 February 
Good Friday Friday 15 April
Easter Monday Monday 18 April
Anzac Day Monday 25 April
Queen’s Birthday Monday 6 June
Matariki Friday 24 June
Labour Day Monday 24 October
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December or Tuesday 27 December
Boxing Day Monday 26 December

Regional anniversary days

To find out which anniversary holiday is celebrated in a particular area check the maps on the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) website.

All council websites and maps — LGNZ, Te Kāhui Kaunihera ō Aotearoa

Regional anniversary days 2021

Region Date
Auckland Monday 1 February
Canterbury (South) Monday 27 September
Canterbury Friday 12 November
Chatham Islands Monday 29 November
Hawke’s Bay Friday 22 October
Marlborough Monday 1 November
Nelson Monday 1 February
Otago Monday 22 March
Southland Tuesday 6 April
Taranaki Monday 8 March
Wellington Monday 25 January
Westland Monday 29 November

Regional anniversary days 2022

Region Date
Auckland Monday 31 January
Canterbury (South) Monday 26 September
Canterbury Friday 11 November
Chatham Islands Monday 28 November
Hawke’s Bay Friday 21 October
Marlborough Monday 31 October
Nelson Monday 31 January
Otago Monday 21 March
Southland Tuesday 19 April
Taranaki Monday 14 March
Wellington Monday 24 January
Westland Monday 28 November

School holidays

State and integrated schools and kura school terms and holiday dates are listed on the Ministry of Education’s website.

School terms and holiday dates

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