New Zealand Public Holidays

Welcome to the Public Holidays New Zealand website! We hope the information provided here will help you plan your leave, holidays, rest, and time with family. Please do let us know if you see anything that needs updating!

Public holidays in New Zealand are special days off provided to employees by law, in addition to annual leave. There are 1o 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 2014

Date
Day
Holiday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThursDay after New Year's Day
20 JanMonSouthland Anniversary Day
20 JanMonWellington Anniversary Day
27 JanMonAuckland Anniversary Day
3 FebMonNelson Anniversary Day
6 FebThursWaitangi Day
10 MarMonTaranaki Anniversary Day
24 MarMonOtago Anniversary Day
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprFriANZAC Day
2 JunMonQueen's Birthday
22 SepMonCanterbury (South) Anniversary Day
24 OctFriHawkes' Bay Anniversary Day
27 OctMonLabour Day
3 NovMonMarlborough Anniversary Day
14 NovFriCanterbury Anniversary Day
1 DecMonChatham Islands
1 DecMonWestland Anniversary Day
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriBoxing Day

Public Holidays 2015

Date
Day
Holiday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriDay after New Year's Day
19 JanMonSouthland Anniversary 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
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 NovMonChatham Islands
30 NovMonWestland Anniversary Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day
28 DecMonBoxing Day