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2015 Public Holiday dates

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The following public holidays are observed throughout New Zealand. Be aware that many businesses and attractions are closed on public holidays, and those that are open may charge a surcharge. Accommodations tend to be booked out long in advance of public holidays, so early planning is advised.

Holiday Date
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January
Day after New Year's Day Friday 2 January
Waitangi Day Friday 6 February
Good Friday Friday 3 April
Easter Monday Monday 6 April
ANZAC Day Monday 27 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 1 June
Labour Day Monday 26 October
Christmas Day Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December or Monday 28 December

Province Holidays

Province Anniversary Days:

Province Date
Auckland Monday 26 January
Taranaki Monday 9 March
Hawke's Bay Friday 23 October
Wellington Monday 19 January
Marlborough Monday 2 November
Nelson Monday 2 February
Canterbury Friday 13 November
Canterbury (South) Monday 28 September
Westland Monday 30 November
Otago Monday 23 March
Southland Tuesday 7 April
Chatham Islands Monday 30 November