Public Holidays in New Zealand in 2017

New Zealand Upcoming Holidays in New Zealand

Chatham Islands Anniversary Day
Chatham Islands Anniversary Day

27 November 2017 This Regional holiday is in 4 days. The provincial holiday is celebrated on the Monday nearest to 30 November

Westland Anniversary Day
Westland Anniversary Day

4 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 11 days. Westland District commemorates a provincial anniversary on the Monday nearest to 1 Dece...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 32 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

New Zealand List of National Public holidays of New Zealand in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Jan 2 Day after New Years Day
Tuesday January 03 Jan 3 New Year's Day (in lieu)
Monday January 23 Jan 23 Wellington Anniversary Day Monday closest to 22 January
Monday January 30 Jan 30 Auckland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to January 29 (Auckland Anniversary Day)
Monday January 30 Jan 30 Nelson Anniversary Day Monday nearest to February 1
Monday February 06 Feb 6 Waitangi Day National Day
Monday March 13 Mar 13 Taranaki Anniversary Day Second Monday in March to avoid Easter
Monday March 20 Mar 20 Otago Anniversary Day Monday nearest to the actual day
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 18 Apr 18 Southland Anniversary Day Observed on Easter Tuesday
Tuesday April 25 Apr 25 Anzac Day
Sunday May 14 May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday June 05 Jun 5 Queen's Birthday The first Monday in June
Sunday September 03 Sep 3 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Monday September 25 Sep 25 Dominion Day Fourth Monday in September
Friday October 20 Oct 20 Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Friday before Labour Day
Monday October 23 Oct 23 Labour Day The fourth Monday in October
Monday October 30 Oct 30 Marlborough Anniversary Day First Monday after Labour Day
Friday November 17 Nov 17 Christchurch Show Day Northern and Central Canterbury. Second Friday after the first Tuesday in November
Monday November 27 Nov 27 Chatham Islands Anniversary Day Monday nearest to November 30
Monday December 04 Dec 4 Westland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to December 1 (Greymouth)
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • Statutory holidays are legislated by several Acts of Parliament, particularly the Holidays Act 2003.
  • Since 2014, if ANZAC Day and Waitangi Day fall on weekend the following Monday will be a holiday.

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