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 34 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 2019
|January 21st||Wellington Anniversary Day||Wellington Province|
|January 28th||Auckland Anniversary Day||Auckland|
|February 4th||Nelson Anniversary Day||Nelson|
|March 11th||Taranaki Anniversary Day||Taranaki|
|March 25th||Otago Anniversary Day||Otago|
|April 23rd||Southland Anniversary Day||Southland|
|September 23rd||South Canterbury Day||South Canterbury|
|October 25th||Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day||Hawke's Bay|
|November 4th||Marlborough Anniversary Day||Marlborough|
|November 15th||Christchurch Show Day||Canterbury|
|December 2nd||Chatham Islands Anniversary Day||Chatham Islands|
|December 2nd||Westland Anniversary Day||West Coast|