Signpost displaying distances to major cities around the world at Stirling Point, Southland.
When is Southland Anniversary Day?
How long until Southland Anniversary Day?
|This holiday next takes place in 182 Days.|
Dates of Southland Anniversary 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.
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 2018
|January 22nd||Wellington Anniversary Day||Wellington Province|
|January 29th||Auckland Anniversary Day||Auckland|
|January 29th||Nelson Anniversary Day||Nelson|
|March 12th||Taranaki Anniversary Day||Taranaki|
|March 26th||Otago Anniversary Day||Otago|
|April 3rd||Southland Anniversary Day||Southland|
|September 24th||South Canterbury Day||South Canterbury|
|October 19th||Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day||Hawke's Bay|
|October 29th||Marlborough Anniversary Day||Marlborough|
|November 16th||Christchurch Show Day||Canterbury|
|December 3rd||Chatham Islands Anniversary Day||Chatham Islands|
|December 3rd||Westland Anniversary Day||Westland|