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Holidays and Observances in New Zealand in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in New Zealand in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2ThursdayDay after New Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 20MondayWellington Anniversary DayLocal holidayMWT*, Wellington
Jan 27MondayNorthland Anniversary DayLocal holidayNorthland
Jan 27MondayAuckland Anniversary DayLocal holidayAUK, BOP, GIS, HKB*, MWT*, WKO
Feb 3MondayNelson Anniversary DayLocal holidayCAN*, NSN, TAS, WTC*
Feb 6ThursdayWaitangi DayNational holiday 
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 9MondayTaranaki Anniversary DayLocal holidayTaranaki
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 23MondayOtago Anniversary DayLocal holidayOtago
Apr 1WednesdayApril FoolsObservance 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayNational holiday 
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance 
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational holiday 
Apr 14TuesdaySouthland Anniversary DayLocal holidaySouthland
Apr 25SaturdayANZAC DayNational holiday 
Apr 27MondayDay off for ANZAC DayNational holiday 
May 10SundayMother's DayObservance 
Jun 1MondayQueen's BirthdayNational holiday 
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Sep 6SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 23WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 28MondaySouth Canterbury Anniversary DayLocal holidayCanterbury*
Oct 23FridayHawke's Bay Anniversary DayLocal holidayHawke's Bay*
Oct 26MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 2MondayMarlborough Anniversary DayLocal holidayMarlborough
Nov 5ThursdayGuy Fawkes NightObservance 
Nov 13FridayCanterbury Anniversary DayLocal holidayCanterbury*
Nov 14SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 30MondayChatham Islands Anniversary DayLocal holidayCIT
Nov 30MondayWestland Anniversary DayLocal holidayWest Coast*
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 28MondayDay off for Boxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this region.

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