Public Holidays in New Zealand in 2018

New Zealand List of National Public holidays of New Zealand in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Tuesday January 02 Day after New Years Day
Monday January 22 Wellington Anniversary Day Monday closest to 22 January
Monday January 29 Auckland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to January 29 (Auckland Anniversary Day)
Monday January 29 Nelson Anniversary Day Monday nearest to February 1
Tuesday February 06 Waitangi Day National Day
Monday March 12 Taranaki Anniversary Day Second Monday in March
Monday March 26 Otago Anniversary Day Monday nearest to the actual day
Friday March 30 Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 03 Southland Anniversary Day Observed on Easter Tuesday
Wednesday April 25 Anzac Day
Sunday May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday June 04 Queen's Birthday The first Monday in June
Sunday September 02 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Monday September 24 South Canterbury Day Fourth Monday in September
Friday October 19 Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day Friday before Labour Day
Monday October 22 Labour Day The fourth Monday in October
Monday October 29 Marlborough Anniversary Day First Monday after Labour Day
Friday November 16 Christchurch Show Day Northern and Central Canterbury. Second Friday after the first Tuesday in November
Monday December 03 Chatham Islands Anniversary Day Monday nearest to November 30
Monday December 03 Westland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to December 1 (Greymouth)
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day


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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