New Zealand has a total of 38 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is a public holiday in New Zealand on January 1 each year.
Monday January 1 National holiday
Day after New Year's Day
January 2 is a public holiday known as the Day after New Year’s Day in New Zealand
Tuesday January 2 National holiday
Wellington Anniversary Day
Monday January 22 Local holiday
Northland Anniversary Day
Monday January 29 Local holiday
Auckland Anniversary Day
Monday January 29 Local holiday
Nelson Anniversary Day
Monday January 29 Local holiday
Waitangi Day
On February 6 every year, New Zealanders celebrate Waitangi Day, a national holiday to commemorate the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document.
Tuesday February 6 National holiday
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Wednesday February 14 Observance
Taranaki Anniversary Day
Monday March 12 Local holiday
March Equinox
Tuesday March 20 Season
Otago Anniversary Day
Monday March 26 Local holiday
Good Friday
Good Friday is two days before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in New Zealand.
Friday March 30 National holiday
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Saturday March 31 Observance
Easter Day
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 1 Observance
April Fools
Sunday April 1 Observance
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in New Zealand.
Monday April 2 National holiday
Southland Anniversary Day
Tuesday April 3 Local holiday
ANZAC Day
Many New Zealanders observe the Anzac Day public holiday on April 25 each year.
Wednesday April 25 National holiday
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Sunday May 13 Observance
Queen's Birthday
The Queen’s birthday is an annual public holiday in New Zealand on the first Monday of June.
Monday June 4 National holiday
June Solstice
Thursday June 21 Season
Father's Day
Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September in New Zealand.
Sunday September 2 Observance
September Equinox
Sunday September 23 Season
South Canterbury Anniversary Day
Monday September 24 Local holiday
Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day
Friday October 19 Local holiday
Labour Day
Labour Day is a nationwide public holiday in New Zealand on the fourth Monday in October each year.
Monday October 22 National holiday
Marlborough Anniversary Day
Monday October 29 Local holiday
Halloween
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Wednesday October 31 Observance
Guy Fawkes Night
Monday November 5 Observance
Diwali/Deepavali
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Wednesday November 7 Observance
Canterbury Anniversary Day
Friday November 16 Local holiday
Chatham Islands Anniversary Day
Monday December 3 Local holiday
Westland Anniversary Day
Monday December 3 Local holiday
December Solstice
Friday December 21 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday December 24 Observance
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is a public holiday in New Zealand on December 25 each year.
Tuesday December 25 National holiday
Boxing Day
Boxing Day, annually observed on December 26, is a public holiday in New Zealand.
Wednesday December 26 National holiday
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday December 31 Observance