Holiday Guide for New Zealand in 2020

New Zealand 2020
New Zealand
2020

New Zealand information

Coronavirus: Travel status From March 19, New Zealand will close its borders to all non-citizens or non-permanent residents. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on March 15 everyone arriving in New Zealand will require to self-isolate for 14 days, excluding people from the Pacific Islands. New Zealand Travel Guide

Population: 4.70m
Capital: Wellington
Calling Code: (64)
Time Zone: +12 UTC
Currency: New Zealand dollar
Language: English

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New Zealand List of National Holidays in New Zealand in 2020

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

New Zealand: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Day after New Year's Day


Day after New Year's Day

New Zealand: Some countries observes a second public holiday for New Year's celebration

Wellington Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
Wellington Anniversary Day

Wellington: Wellington Anniversary Day is the Monday that falls closest to January 22nd and is observed as a public holiday within the old provincial boundaries

Auckland Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
Auckland Anniversary Day

Auckland, Northland: Marks the anniversary of the arrival of William Hobson, later the first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi

Nelson Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
Nelson Anniversary Day

Nelson: Nelson only. Commemorates the arrival of the first New Zealand Company boat, the Fifeshire on February 1st 1842

Waitangi Day


Waitangi Day

New Zealand: Commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi - New Zealand' s founding document

Taranaki Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
Taranaki Anniversary Day

Taranaki: Taranaki Anniversary Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday of March. It commemorates the creation of the Taranaki province - originally called New Plymouth.

Otago Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
Otago Anniversary Day

Otago: Otago Anniversary Day is 23 March, but is celebrated on the closest Monday. In 1848 settlers first arrived at Koputai (Port Chalmers)

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

New Zealand: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

New Zealand: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Southland Anniversary Day


Southland Anniversary Day

Southland: The provincial anniversary day for Southland is celebrated on Easter Tuesday

Anzac Day

 Long Weekend! 
Anzac Day

New Zealand: Marks the anniversary of the first key military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Queen's Birthday

 Long Weekend! 
Queen's Birthday

New Zealand: The Queens Birthday holiday is a moveable feast celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

South Canterbury Day

 Long Weekend! 
South Canterbury Day

Canterbury: South Canterbury Anniversary Day is celebrated on the fourth Monday in September. It commemorates Dominion Day which took place on 26 September 1907.

Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day

Hawke's Bay: Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day is held on the Friday before Labour Day.

Labour Day

 Long Weekend! 
Labour Day

New Zealand: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement

Marlborough Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
Marlborough Anniversary Day

Marlborough: The provincial day for Marlborough is celebrated on the first Monday after Labour Day

Christchurch Show Day

 Long Weekend! 
Christchurch Show Day

Canterbury: The Northern and Central Canterbury regions take Christchurch Show Day as their provincial holiday

Chatham Islands Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
Chatham Islands Anniversary Day

Chatham Islands Territory: The provincial holiday is celebrated on the Monday nearest to 30 November

Westland Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
Westland Anniversary Day

West Coast: Westland District commemorates a provincial anniversary on the Monday nearest to 1 December

Christmas Day

 Long Weekend! 
Christmas Day

New Zealand: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Boxing Day


Boxing Day

New Zealand: The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Boxing Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Boxing Day (in lieu)

New Zealand: As Boxing Day falls on a Saturday in 2020, the following Monday will be a public holiday

Notes

  • Since 2014, if ANZAC Day and Waitangi Day fall on weekend the following Monday will be a holiday.
  • Statutory holidays are legislated by several Acts of Parliament, particularly the Holidays Act 2003.