Public Holidays in New Zealand in 2017

New Zealand Upcoming Holidays in New Zealand

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 8 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 9 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 15 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

New Zealand List of National Public holidays of New Zealand in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Day after New Years Day
Tuesday January 03 New Year's Day (in lieu)
Monday January 23 Wellington Anniversary Day Monday closest to 22 January
Monday January 30 Auckland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to January 29 (Auckland Anniversary Day)
Monday January 30 Nelson Anniversary Day Monday nearest to February 1
Monday February 06 Waitangi Day National Day
Monday March 13 Taranaki Anniversary Day Second Monday in March to avoid Easter
Monday March 20 Otago Anniversary Day Monday nearest to the actual day
Friday April 14 Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 18 Southland Anniversary Day Observed on Easter Tuesday
Tuesday April 25 Anzac Day
Sunday May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday June 05 Queen's Birthday The first Monday in June
Sunday September 03 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Monday September 25 Dominion Day Fourth Monday in September
Friday October 20 Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Friday before Labour Day
Monday October 23 Labour Day The fourth Monday in October
Monday October 30 Marlborough Anniversary Day First Monday after Labour Day
Friday November 17 Christchurch Show Day Northern and Central Canterbury. Second Friday after the first Tuesday in November
Monday November 27 Chatham Islands Anniversary Day Monday nearest to November 30
Monday December 04 Westland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to December 1 (Greymouth)
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday 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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