Public Holidays in New Zealand in 2016

New Zealand List of National Public holidays of New Zealand in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day
Monday January 04 Day after New Years Day (in lieu)
Monday January 25 Wellington Anniversary Day Monday closest to 22 January
Monday February 01 Auckland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to January 29 (Auckland Anniversary Day)
Monday February 01 Nelson Anniversary Day Monday nearest to February 1
Monday February 08 Waitangi Day National Day
Monday March 14 Taranaki Anniversary Day Second Monday in March
Monday March 21 Otago Anniversary Day Monday nearest to the actual day
Friday March 25 Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday March 29 Southland Anniversary Day Observed on Easter Tuesday
Monday April 25 Anzac Day
Sunday May 08 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday June 06 Queen's Birthday The first Monday in June
Sunday September 04 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Monday September 26 South Canterbury Day Fourth Monday in September
Friday October 21 Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Friday before Labour Day
Monday October 24 Labour Day The fourth Monday in October
Monday October 31 Marlborough Anniversary Day First Monday after Labour Day
Friday November 11 Christchurch Show Day Northern and Central Canterbury. Second Friday after the first Tuesday in November
Monday November 28 Westland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to December 1 (Greymouth)
Monday November 28 Chatham Islands Anniversary Day Monday nearest to November 30
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Boxing Day
Tuesday December 27 Christmas Day (in lieu)


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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