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New Zealand (Aotearoa) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

New Zealand (Aotearoa) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Dollar (NZD)
Internet extension: .nz - Telephone code: +64 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +12 (DST: yes)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 4, 2022Day Following New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 23, 2022Auckland MarathonSports events
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Monday January 24, 2022Wellington Day (Wellington only)Secular holiday
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Monday January 31, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday January 31, 2022Anniversary Day (Auckland)Secular holiday
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Monday February 7, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday February 7, 2022Waitangi (New Zealand Day)National Day
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Monday March 14, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday March 17, 2022Auckland International Boat ShowTradeshows
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Monday March 21, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Sunday April 3, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Thursday April 14, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday April 25, 2022Anzac DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday June 5, 2022Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday June 6, 2022Queen’s BirthdaySecular holiday
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Friday June 24, 2022Matariki Day (Maori New Year)Secular holiday
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Friday July 8, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday July 21, 2022Auckland International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Monday July 25, 2022Christmas in Julycards/flowers
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Monday July 25, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Www.minedu.govt.nz
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education

Schools have been shut 5 weeks due to Covid epidemics
PISA ranking (average 493): 513 (among the 10 best WW)
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 850
Teaching language: English, Māori
schools close on Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required
The University of Auckland ranking: Times Higher Education #165/QS ranking #82/Shanghai #151-200

Dates confrmed till Dec 2022

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Day Following New Year's Day

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Tuesday January 4, 2022
Secular holiday :

Auckland Marathon

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Sunday January 23, 2022
Sports events : Www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz/ 2022 edition confirmed

Wellington Day (Wellington only)

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Monday January 24, 2022
Secular holiday :

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday January 31, 2022
School holidays :

Anniversary Day (Auckland)

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Monday January 31, 2022
Secular holiday : On that day, HMS Herald, bearing the Governor-to-be, Captain Hobson, dropped anchor in the Bay of Islands. If that event, rather than the ceremony at Waitangi eight days later, marks the establishment of this colony .

Regional holiday

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Monday February 7, 2022
Secular holiday : Nelson Day in Nelson only

Waitangi (New Zealand Day)

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Monday February 7, 2022
Secular holiday : 1840 Treaty of Waitangi between Maoris and British government

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
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Regional holiday

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Monday March 14, 2022
Secular holiday : Taranaki Day in Taranaki only

Auckland International Boat Show

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Thursday March 17, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.aucklandinternationalboatshow.com/ lasts 5 days 2022 edition confirmed

Regional holiday

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Monday March 21, 2022
Secular holiday : Otago Day in Otago only

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday April 3, 2022
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Easter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
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Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Regional holiday

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Tuesday April 19, 2022
Secular holiday : Southland Day in Southland only

Anzac Day

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Monday April 25, 2022
Secular holiday : ANZAC(Australia and New Zealand Army Corps)Day commemorates those soldiers who died during world wars (from the Boer war to the Vietnam war), and particuarly remembers those who died during the Gallipoli campaign during WW1(Turkey).

Easter holiday (end)

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Arbor Day

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Sunday June 5, 2022
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Queen’s Birthday

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Monday June 6, 2022
Secular holiday : The actual birthday of the Queen is April 21, and her husband's, Prince Phillip, is June 10.

Matariki Day (Maori New Year)

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Friday June 24, 2022
Secular holiday : Matariki is the Māori name given to the Pleiades cluster of stars, which rises in mid-winter in the southern hemisphere – marking the start of the Māori new year. The constellation’s reappearance in the night sky has been celebrated at events across New Zealand since the early 2000s, though Māori party MP Rahui Katene’s attempt to have it recognised as a public holiday failed in 2009. from 2022

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 8, 2022
School holidays :

Auckland International Film Festival

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Thursday July 21, 2022
Culture : Www.nziff.co.nz lasts 2 weeks - in Auckland 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Christmas in July

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Monday July 25, 2022
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Winter holiday (end)

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Monday July 25, 2022
School holidays :