New Zealand has a total of 38 holidays in 2019. 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.
Tuesday 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
Wednesday January 2 National holiday
Wellington Anniversary Day
Monday January 21 Local holiday
Northland Anniversary Day
Monday January 28 Local holiday
Auckland Anniversary Day
Monday January 28 Local holiday
Nelson Anniversary Day
Monday February 4 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.
Wednesday February 6 National holiday
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Thursday February 14 Observance
Taranaki Anniversary Day
Monday March 11 Local holiday
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
Otago Anniversary Day
Monday March 25 Local holiday
April Fools
Monday April 1 Observance
Good Friday
Good Friday is two days before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in New Zealand.
Friday April 19 National holiday
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Saturday April 20 Observance
Easter Day
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21 Observance
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in New Zealand.
Monday April 22 National holiday
Southland Anniversary Day
Tuesday April 23 Local holiday
Many New Zealanders observe the Anzac Day public holiday on April 25 each year.
Thursday April 25 National holiday
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Sunday May 12 Observance
Queen's Birthday
The Queen’s birthday is an annual public holiday in New Zealand on the first Monday of June.
Monday June 3 National holiday
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
Father's Day
Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September in New Zealand.
Sunday September 1 Observance
September Equinox
Monday September 23 Season
South Canterbury Anniversary Day
Monday September 23 Local holiday
Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day
Friday October 25 Local holiday
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Sunday October 27 Observance
Labour Day
Labour Day is a nationwide public holiday in New Zealand on the fourth Monday in October each year.
Monday October 28 National holiday
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Thursday October 31 Observance
Marlborough Anniversary Day
Monday November 4 Local holiday
Guy Fawkes Night
Tuesday November 5 Observance
Canterbury Anniversary Day
Friday November 15 Local holiday
Chatham Islands Anniversary Day
Monday December 2 Local holiday
Westland Anniversary Day
Monday December 2 Local holiday
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24 Observance
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is a public holiday in New Zealand on December 25 each year.
Wednesday December 25 National holiday
Boxing Day
Boxing Day, annually observed on December 26, is a public holiday in New Zealand.
Thursday 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.
Tuesday December 31 Observance