Taranaki Anniversary Day in New Zealand in 2022

Taranaki Anniversary Day in New Zealand in 2022

  How long until Taranaki Anniversary Day?
Taranaki Anniversary Day
  Dates of Taranaki Anniversary Day in New Zealand
2023 Taranaki Mon, Mar 13 Regional Holiday
2022 Taranaki Mon, Mar 14 Regional Holiday
2021 Taranaki Mon, Mar 8 Regional Holiday
2020 Taranaki Mon, Mar 9 Regional Holiday
2019 Taranaki Mon, Mar 11 Regional Holiday
  Summary

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

When is Taranaki Anniversary Day?

Taranaki Anniversary Day is a provincial holiday observed in Taranaki, New Zealand.

Taranaki Anniversary Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday of March.

History of Taranaki Anniversary Day

Taranaki Anniversary Day commemorates the creation of the Taranaki province. Originally called New Plymouth province, it was renamed to Taranaki in 1859.

The name 'Taranaki' refers to the large mountain in the area, the second largest on the north island, which was named Taranaki by the local Māori.

The holiday is marked on the second Monday in March to avoid Easter.

Anniversary Days in New Zealand

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.

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