2013: New Zealand

New Zealand National public holidays of New Zealand in 2013

Tuesday January 01 New Years Day
Wednesday January 02 Day after New Years Day
Monday January 21 Wellington Province Monday closest to 22 January
Monday January 21 Southland Varies - determined by local custom and tourist season.
Monday January 28 Auckland Province Monday nearest to January 29 (Auckland Anniversary Day)
Monday February 04 Nelson Monday nearest to February 1
Wednesday February 06 Waitangi Day always commemorated on the exact date
Monday March 11 Taranaki (New Plymouth) Second Monday in March to avoid Easter
Monday March 25 Otago Province Monday nearest to the actual day
Friday March 29 Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 01 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 25 ANZAC Day always commemorated on the exact date
Sunday May 12 Mothers Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Monday June 03 Queens Birthday The first Monday in June
Sunday September 01 Fathers Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday.
Monday September 23 South Canterbury Fourth Monday in September (Dominion Day)
Friday October 25 Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Friday before Labour Day
Monday October 28 Labour Day The fourth Monday in October
Monday November 04 Marlborough First Monday after Labour Day
Friday November 15 Canterbury Christchurch Show Day (Northern Canterbury)
Monday December 02 Westland Monday nearest to December 1 (Greymouth)
Monday December 02 Chatham Islands Monday nearest to November 30
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday December 26 Boxing Day Celebrated on 26th December. Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday


National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday


  • Statutory holidays are legislated by several Acts of Parliament, particularly the Holidays Act 2003.

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