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Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day

New Zealand Public Holidays in 2017 Regional Holiday in New Zealand

Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day

When is Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day?

How long until Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day?
This holiday next takes place in 61 Days.
Dates of
Year Weekday Date
2019 Friday October 25th
2018 Friday October 19th
2017 Friday October 20th
2016 Friday October 21st
2015 Friday October 23rd
Duration
1 Day
Summary
Hawke's Bay was named by Captain Cook in honour of Edward Hawke, First Lord of the Admiralty

Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day is held on the Friday before Labour Day.

Hawke's Bay province was created when it was split from Wellington on 1 November 1958. It became a provincial district in 1876.

Hawke's Bay was named by Captain Cook in honour of Edward Hawke, First Lord of the Admiralty.

This day is also known as 'Show Day' as the Friday is the last day of the Royal Agricultural Show.

Anniversary Days in New Zealand

The Holidays Act 1981 specifies each locality observing a Provincial Anniversary Day to celebrate the founding days or landing days of the first colonists of the various colonial provinces.

However the exact dates are not legislated for.

The regions covered are set by provincial district (as they stood when abolished in 1876), plus Southland, the Chatham Islands, South Canterbury and Northland.

For information about provincial days other than Hawke's Bay, visit this page.

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