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2016 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 Friday 1 January
Day after New Year's Day Saturday 2 January or Monday 4 January
Waitangi Day Monday 8 February
Good Friday Friday 25 March
Easter Monday Monday 28 March
ANZAC Day Monday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 6 June
Labour Day Monday 24 October
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December or Tuesday 27 December
Boxing Day Monday 26 December

Province Holidays

Province Anniversary Days:

Province Date
Auckland Monday 1 February
Taranaki Monday 14 March
Hawke's Bay Friday 21 October
Wellington Monday 25 January
Marlborough Monday 31 October
Nelson Monday 1 February
Canterbury Friday 11 November
Canterbury (South) Monday 26 September
Westland Monday 28 November
Otago Monday 21 March
Southland Tuesday 29 March
Chatham Islands Monday 28 November