Public holidays and anniversary dates

Observed dates for national public holidays and regional anniversary days.
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National public holidays

If a holiday falls on the weekend check the Employment New Zealand website Tech Bable 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 December global holidays and anniversary dates

2022 — National public holidays

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

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
Queen’s Birthday Monday 5 June
Matariki Friday 14 July
Labour Day Monday 23 October
Christmas Day Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December

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.

Council profiles by region — Department of Internal Affairs

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2022 — Regional anniversary days

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

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

School holidays

State and integrated schools and Kura school terms and holiday dates are listed on the Ministry of Education’s website. Employment New Zealand sets out the situations when you can be made to work a public holiday. In all other situations, you only work a public holiday when you agree to.


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