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Holy Saturday in New Zealand

Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, or the Saturday before Easter.

Is Holy Saturday a Public Holiday?

Holy Saturday is not a public holiday. It falls on Saturday, April 20, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Saturday opening hours in New Zealand.

La Pietà by Michelangelo

Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus (sculpture of him pictured above) lay in his tomb after he died. He was resurrected on Easter Sunday, the day after Holy Saturday, according to Christian belief.

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About Holy Saturday

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Holy Saturday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatApr 4Holy SaturdayObservance
2016SatMar 26Holy SaturdayObservance
2017SatApr 15Holy SaturdayObservance
2018SatMar 31Holy SaturdayObservance
2019SatApr 20Holy SaturdayObservance
2020SatApr 11Holy SaturdayObservance
2021SatApr 3Holy SaturdayObservance
2022SatApr 16Holy SaturdayObservance
2023SatApr 8Holy SaturdayObservance
2024SatMar 30Holy SaturdayObservance
2025SatApr 19Holy SaturdayObservance

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