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Halloween in New Zealand

Many people around the world celebrate Halloween, which occurs annually on October 31. It is the day before All Saints’ Day, and is also sometimes called All Hallows’ Eve and Hallowmas Eve. Costume parties are held and many children go trick-or-treating around this time of the year.

Is Halloween a Public Holiday?

Halloween is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Group of children Trick or Treating during Halloween.
Group of children Trick or Treating during Halloween.
Costume parties are held on or around Halloween.
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About Halloween

Read more about Halloween.

Halloween Observances

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