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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 current 2 months

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Taranaki Day (Taranaki only)Monday March 12, 2018Secular holiday 
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Otago Day (Otago only)Monday March 26, 2018Secular holiday 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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April Fools Day**Sunday April 1, 2018cards/flowers 
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Daylight Saving TimeSunday April 1, 2018Special Events 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Southland Day (Southland only)Tuesday April 3, 2018Secular holiday 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Thursday April 12, 2018School holidays 
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Anzac Day*Wednesday April 25, 2018Secular holiday 
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Easter holiday (end)Monday April 30, 2018School holidays 
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Taranaki Day (Taranaki only) -
Monday March 12, 2018

Secular holiday :

Otago Day (Otago only) -
Monday March 26, 2018

Secular holiday :

Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

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.

April Fools Day -
Sunday April 1, 2018

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 -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Special Events :

Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

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.

Southland Day (Southland only) -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

Secular holiday :

Easter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday April 12, 2018

School holidays :

Anzac Day -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

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) -
Monday April 30, 2018

School holidays :