Southland Anniversary Day 2020

Public holidays in New Zealand in 2019 Regional Holiday in New Zealand

Southland Anniversary Day is observed on Easter Tuesday in New Zealand
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 328 Days.
Dates of Southland Anniversary Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Tuesday
2019 Tuesday
2018 Tuesday
2017 Tuesday
2016 Tuesday
1 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.

Provincial Anniversaries

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

Date Name Province
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

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