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Holidays and Observances in New Zealand in 2016

Holidays and Observances in New Zealand in 2016

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 4MondayDay after New Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 25MondayWellington Anniversary DayLocal holidayMWT*, Wellington
Feb 1MondayNorthland Anniversary DayLocal holidayNorthland
Feb 1MondayAuckland Anniversary DayLocal holidayAUK, BOP, GIS, HKB*, MWT*, WKO
Feb 1MondayNelson Anniversary DayLocal holidayCAN*, NSN, TAS, WTC*
Feb 6SaturdayWaitangi DayNational holiday 
Feb 8MondayWaitangi Day observedNational holiday 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 14MondayTaranaki Anniversary DayLocal holidayTaranaki
Mar 20SundayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21MondayOtago Anniversary DayLocal holidayOtago
Mar 25FridayGood FridayNational holiday 
Mar 26SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance 
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayNational holiday 
Mar 29TuesdaySouthland Anniversary DayLocal holidaySouthland
Apr 1FridayApril FoolsObservance 
Apr 25MondayANZAC DayNational holiday 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
Jun 6MondayQueen's BirthdayNational holiday 
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Sep 4SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 23FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26MondaySouth Canterbury Anniversary DayLocal holidayCanterbury*
Oct 21FridayHawke's Bay Anniversary DayLocal holidayHawke's Bay*
Oct 24MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
Oct 30SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Oct 31MondayMarlborough Anniversary DayLocal holidayMarlborough
Nov 5SaturdayGuy Fawkes NightObservance 
Nov 11FridayCanterbury Anniversary DayLocal holidayCanterbury*
Nov 28MondayChatham Islands Anniversary DayLocal holidayCIT
Nov 28MondayWestland Anniversary DayLocal holidayWest Coast*
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 27TuesdayChristmas Day ObservedNational holiday 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this region.

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