2019 Public Holiday dates
The following public holidays are observed throughout New Zealand for 2019. 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. If a public holiday falls on a weekend (ie Saturday or Sunday), the holiday is observed the next working day (ie Monday).
Public holidays are observed throughout New Zealand and many businesses, along with schools and tertiary educations, will be closed on these days.
|New Year's Day||Tuesday 1 January|
|Day after New Year's Day||Wednesday 2 January|
|Waitangi Day||Wednesday 6 February|
|Good Friday||Friday 19 April|
|Easter Monday||Monday 22 April|
|ANZAC Day||Thursday 25 April|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday 3 June|
|Labour Day||Monday 28 October|
|Christmas Day||Wednesday 25 December|
|Boxing Day||Thursday 26 December|
Provincial Anniversary Days are treated as public holidays, but only observed and recognised by the individual region. Many businesses will close on their provincial holiday.
|Auckland||Monday 28 January|
|Taranaki||Monday 11 March|
|Hawke's Bay||Friday 25 October|
|Wellington||Monday 21 January|
|Marlborough||Monday 4 November|
|Nelson||Monday 4 February|
|Canterbury||Friday 15 November|
|Canterbury (South)||Monday 23 September|
|Westland||Monday 2 December|
|Otago||Monday 25 March|
|Southland||Tuesday 23 April|
|Chatham Islands||Monday 2 December|
Current Date & Time: September 19 2019, 9:44 am
Did you Know?
The Moa - a now extinct, native New Zealand bird - was one of the largest birds in history. The Moa stood up to 3.6 metres tall and weighed 300 kilograms!