Public Holidays 2015 and 2016

We currently have public holidays for 2015 and 2016 listed. Scroll down to view.


Public holidays in New Zealand are special days off provided to employees by law, in addition to annual leave. There are 10 national public holidays celebrated each year, plus one anniversary day celebrated by each province.

Some public holidays always fall on a weekday. However for Christmas Day and New Years Day, these public holidays are transferable to the following Monday if the actual date falls on a weekend.

Public Holidays 2015

1 JanThuNew Year's Day
2 JanFriDay after New Year's Day
19 JanMonWellington Anniversary Day
26 JanMonAuckland Anniversary Day
2 FebMonNelson Anniversary Day
6 FebFriWaitangi Day
9 MarMonTaranaki Anniversary Day
23 MarMonOtago Anniversary Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
7 AprTueSouthland Anniversary Day
25 AprSatANZAC Day
1 JunMonQueen's Birthday
28 SepMonCanterbury (South) Anniversary Day
23 OctFriHawkes' Bay Anniversary Day
26 OctMonLabour Day
2 NovMonMarlborough Anniversary Day
13 NovFriCanterbury Anniversary Day
30 NovMonWestland Anniversary Day
30 NovMonChatham Islands Anniversary Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day
28 DecMonBoxing Day

Public Holidays 2016

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
4 JanMonDay after New Year's Day
25 JanMonWellington Anniversary Day
1 FebMonAuckland Anniversary Day
1 FebMonNelson Anniversary Day
6 FebSatWaitangi Day
14 MarMonTaranaki Anniversary Day
21 MarMonOtago Anniversary Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
29 MarMonSouthland Anniversary Day
25 AprMonANZAC Day
6 JunMonQueen's Birthday
26 SepMonCanterbury (South) Anniversary Day
21 OctFriHawkes' Bay Anniversary Day
24 OctMonLabour Day
31 OctMonMarlborough Anniversary Day
11 NovFriCanterbury Anniversary Day
28 NovMonWestland Anniversary Day
28 NovMonChatham Islands Anniversary Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day
27 DecTueChristmas Day