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New Zealand (Aotearoa) - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for New Zealand (Aotearoa)



Internet extension: .nz - Telephone code: +64 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +12 (DST: yes)
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Taranaki Day (Taranaki only)Sunday March 13, 2016Secular holiday 
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Otago Day (Otago only)Sunday March 27, 2016Secular holiday 
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April Fools Day**Friday April 1, 2016cards/flowers 
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Daylight Saving TimeSaturday April 2, 2016Special Events 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Wednesday April 13, 2016School holidays 
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Good Friday*Thursday April 14, 2016Catholic or protestant 
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EasterSaturday April 16, 2016cards/flowers 
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Easter Monday*Sunday April 17, 2016Catholic or protestant 
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Southland Day (Southland only)Monday April 18, 2016Secular holiday 
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Anzac Day*Monday April 25, 2016Secular holiday 
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Taranaki Day (Taranaki only) -
Monday March 13, 2017

Secular holiday :


Otago Day (Otago only) -
Monday March 27, 2017

Secular holiday :


April Fools Day -
Saturday April 1, 2017

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 2, 2017

Special Events :


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday April 13, 2017

School holidays (please double check) :


Good Friday -
Friday April 14, 2017

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 16, 2017

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Easter Monday -
Monday April 17, 2017

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 18, 2017

Secular holiday :


Anzac Day -
Tuesday April 25, 2017

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).