National Holidays in New Zealand in 2020

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New Zealand List of Holidays in New Zealand in 2020

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Wednesday New Year's Day National Holiday
Thursday Day after New Year's Day National Holiday
Monday Wellington Anniversary Day Regional Holiday Monday closest to 22 January
Monday Auckland Anniversary Day Regional Holiday Monday nearest to January 29th
Monday Nelson Anniversary Day Regional Holiday Monday nearest to February 1
Thursday Waitangi Day National Holiday National Day
Monday Taranaki Anniversary Day Regional Holiday Second Monday in March
Monday Otago Anniversary Day Regional Holiday Monday nearest to the actual day
Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Monday Easter Monday National Holiday
Tuesday Southland Anniversary Day Regional Holiday Observed on Easter Tuesday
Monday Anzac Day National Holiday
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May
Monday Queen's Birthday National Holiday First Monday in June
Sunday Father's Day Not A Public Holiday 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Monday South Canterbury Day Regional Holiday Fourth Monday in September
Friday Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day Regional Holiday Friday before Labour Day
Monday Labour Day National Holiday The fourth Monday in October
Monday Marlborough Anniversary Day Regional Holiday First Monday after Labour Day
Friday Christchurch Show Day Regional Holiday Northern and Central Canterbury
Monday Chatham Islands Anniversary Day Regional Holiday Monday nearest to November 30
Monday Westland Anniversary Day Regional Holiday Monday nearest to December 1 (Greymouth)
Friday Christmas Day National Holiday
Saturday Boxing Day National Holiday
Monday Boxing Day (in lieu) National Holiday

Notes

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

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