Southland Anniversary Day

Public holidays in New Zealand in 2017 Regional Holiday in New Zealand

Southland Anniversary Day is observed on Easter Tuesday in New Zealand

When is Southland Anniversary Day?

How long until Southland Anniversary Day?
This holiday next takes place in 164 Days.
Dates of Southland Anniversary Day
Year Weekday Date
2019 Tuesday April 23rd
2018 Tuesday April 3rd
2017 Tuesday April 18th
2016 Tuesday March 29th
2015 Tuesday April 7th
1 Day
The provincial anniversary day for Southland is celebrated on Easter Tuesday

Southland Province was founded on 1 April 1861 when it split from Otago province.

Southland Province was abolished in November 1876 as part of the Abolition of the Provinces Act, but like most regions in New Zealand, an Anniversary Day for the province is still observed.

In December 2011 it was decided that Southland Anniversary Day should be celebrated on Easter Tuesday.

Provincial Anniversaries

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 actual observance days can vary even within each province and is due to local custom, convenience or the proximity of seasonal events or other holidays.

This may differ from the official observance day, and may be several weeks from the official day.

Provincial Days in 2017

Date Name Province
January 23rd Wellington Anniversary Day Wellington Province
January 30th Auckland Anniversary Day Auckland
January 30th Nelson Anniversary Day Nelson
March 13th Taranaki Anniversary Day Taranaki
March 20th Otago Anniversary Day Otago
April 18th Southland Anniversary Day Southland
September 25th Dominion Day South Canterbury
October 20th Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Hawke's Bay
October 30th Marlborough Anniversary Day Marlborough
November 17th Christchurch Show Day Canterbury
November 27th Chatham Islands Anniversary Day Chatham Islands
December 4th Westland Anniversary Day Westland

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