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Holidays and Observances in New Zealand in 2023

Holidays and Observances in New Zealand in 2023

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2MondayNew Year's Day ObservedNational holiday 
Jan 3TuesdayDay after New Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 23MondayWellington Anniversary DayLocal holidayMWT*, Wellington
Jan 30MondayNorthland Anniversary DayLocal holidayNorthland
Jan 30MondayAuckland Anniversary DayLocal holidayAUK, BOP, GIS, HKB*, MWT*, WKO
Jan 30MondayNelson Anniversary DayLocal holidayCAN*, NSN, TAS, WTC*
Feb 6MondayWaitangi DayNational holiday 
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 13MondayTaranaki Anniversary DayLocal holidayTaranaki
Mar 20MondayOtago Anniversary DayLocal holidayOtago
Mar 21TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Apr 1SaturdayApril FoolsObservance 
Apr 7FridayGood FridayNational holiday 
Apr 8SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance 
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayNational holiday 
Apr 11TuesdaySouthland Anniversary DayLocal holidaySouthland
Apr 25TuesdayANZAC DayNational holiday 
May 14SundayMother's DayObservance 
Jun 5MondayQueen's BirthdayNational holiday 
Jun 22ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Sep 3SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25MondaySouth Canterbury Anniversary DayLocal holidayCanterbury*
Oct 20FridayHawke's Bay Anniversary DayLocal holidayHawke's Bay*
Oct 23MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
Oct 30MondayMarlborough Anniversary DayLocal holidayMarlborough
Oct 31TuesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 5SundayGuy Fawkes NightObservance 
Nov 17FridayCanterbury Anniversary DayLocal holidayCanterbury*
Nov 27MondayChatham Islands Anniversary DayLocal holidayCIT
Dec 4MondayWestland Anniversary DayLocal holidayWest Coast*
Dec 22FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayNational holiday 
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayNational holiday 
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this region.

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