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