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    Tuesday December 20, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)Catholic or protestant
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    Saturday December 31, 2022New Year's EveEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Auckland Heineken Tennis OpenSports events
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Day Following New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 9, 2023ASB Tennis ClassicSports events
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    Monday January 23, 2023Wellington Day (Wellington only)Secular holiday
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    Monday January 30, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 30, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday January 30, 2023Anniversary Day (Auckland)Secular holiday
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    Monday February 6, 2023Waitangi (New Zealand Day)National Day
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday March 13, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday March 16, 2023Auckland International Boat ShowTradeshows
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    Monday March 20, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Auckland International Boat ShowTradeshows
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday April 2, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday April 24, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Anzac DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday June 5, 2023Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday June 5, 2023King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Friday June 30, 2023Matariki Day (Maori New Year)Secular holiday
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    Friday June 30, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday December 20, 2022
    School holidays : Oner week later for primary schools

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Boxing Day

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Secular holiday : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers. Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas

    Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Due to historical reasons, Christmas this year is celebrated AFTER Boxing day

    New Year's Eve

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Culture : Szilveszter

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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
    school day duration: 6:30 hours
    The academic year is different with regard to each of the three levels
    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

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    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
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    Auckland Heineken Tennis Open

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Sports events : Http://www.atptennis.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Day Following New Year's Day

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
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    ASB Tennis Classic

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    Sports events : 2023 edition confirmed

    Wellington Day (Wellington only)

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    Monday January 23, 2023
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday January 30, 2023
    Secular holiday : Nelson Day in Nelson only

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday January 30, 2023
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    Anniversary Day (Auckland)

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    Monday January 30, 2023
    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 .

    Waitangi (New Zealand Day)

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    Secular holiday : 1840 Treaty of Waitangi between Maoris and British government

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday March 13, 2023
    Secular holiday : Taranaki Day in Taranaki only

    Auckland International Boat Show

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    Thursday March 16, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.aucklandinternationalboatshow.com/ lasts 5 days 2023 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : Otago Day in Otago only

    Auckland International Boat Show

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.aucklandinternationalboatshow.com/ lasts 5 days 2023 edition confirmed

    April Fools Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    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 2, 2023
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    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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 11, 2023
    Secular holiday : Southland Day in Southland only

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
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    Anzac Day

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    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).

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    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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    Monday June 5, 2023
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    King's Birthday

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    Monday June 5, 2023
    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 30, 2023
    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 June 30, 2023
    School holidays :