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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 current 2 months



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

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Day Following New Year's DayThursday January 2, 2020Secular holiday 
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Auckland Heineken Tennis Open*Monday January 13, 2020Sports events 
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Wellington Day (Wellington only)Monday January 20, 2020Secular holiday 
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Anniversary Day (Auckland)*Monday January 27, 2020Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (end)**Monday January 27, 2020School holidays 
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Regional holiday**Monday February 3, 2020Secular holiday 
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Waitangi (New Zealand Day)*Thursday February 6, 2020National Day 
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Valentine's DayFriday February 14, 2020cards/flowers 
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Regional holiday**Monday March 9, 2020Secular holiday 
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Regional holiday**Monday March 23, 2020Secular holiday 
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April Fools Day**Wednesday April 1, 2020cards/flowers 
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Daylight Saving TimeSunday April 5, 2020Special Events 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Thursday April 9, 2020School holidays 
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Good Friday*Friday April 10, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 13, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Tuesday April 14, 2020Secular holiday 
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Anzac Day*Monday April 27, 2020Secular holiday 
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Easter holiday (end)Tuesday April 28, 2020School holidays 
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New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Day Following New Year's Day -
Thursday January 2, 2020

Secular holiday :


Auckland Heineken Tennis Open -
Monday January 13, 2020

Sports events : Http://www.atptennis.com/ 2020 edition confirmed


Wellington Day (Wellington only) -
Monday January 20, 2020

Secular holiday :


Anniversary Day (Auckland) -
Monday January 27, 2020

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 .


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday January 27, 2020

School holidays : Www.minedu.govt.nz
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
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
confirmed till Dec 2021


Regional holiday -
Monday February 3, 2020

Secular holiday : Nelson Day in Nelson only


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Thursday February 6, 2020

Secular holiday : 1840 Treaty of Waitangi between Maoris and British government


Valentine's Day -
Friday February 14, 2020

cards/flowers :


Regional holiday -
Monday March 9, 2020

Secular holiday : Taranaki Day in Taranaki only


Regional holiday -
Monday March 23, 2020

Secular holiday : Otago Day in Otago only


April Fools Day -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

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 5, 2020

Special Events :


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday April 9, 2020

School holidays :


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

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 -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

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 -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

Secular holiday : Southland Day in Southland only


Anzac Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

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) -
Tuesday April 28, 2020

School holidays :