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Holidays and Observances in New Zealand in 2021

Holidays and Observances in New Zealand in 2021

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2SaturdayDay after New Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 4MondayDay off for Day 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 8MondayDay off for Waitangi DayNational holiday 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 8MondayTaranaki Anniversary DayLocal holidayTaranaki
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 22MondayOtago Anniversary DayLocal holidayOtago
Apr 1ThursdayApril FoolsObservance 
Apr 2FridayGood FridayNational holiday 
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance 
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holiday 
Apr 6TuesdaySouthland Anniversary DayLocal holidaySouthland
Apr 25SundayANZAC DayNational holiday 
Apr 26MondayDay off for ANZAC DayNational holiday 
May 9SundayMother's DayObservance 
Jun 7MondayQueen Elizabeth II's BirthdayNational holiday 
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Sep 5SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Sep 23ThursdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 27MondaySouth Canterbury Anniversary DayLocal holidayCanterbury*
Oct 22FridayHawke's Bay Anniversary DayLocal holidayHawke's Bay*
Oct 25MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
Oct 31SundayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1MondayMarlborough Anniversary DayLocal holidayMarlborough
Nov 5FridayGuy Fawkes NightObservance 
Nov 12FridayCanterbury Anniversary DayLocal holidayCanterbury*
Nov 29MondayChatham Islands Anniversary DayLocal holidayCIT
Nov 29MondayWestland Anniversary DayLocal holidayWest Coast*
Dec 22WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 27MondayDay off for Christmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 28TuesdayDay off for Boxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 31FridayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this region.

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