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NZ Longest Day

The Longest Day in New Zealand is the 22nd of December each year.

The Longest Day signals the middle of summer. Also known as the Summer Solstice, the Longest Day signals an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the longest day light hours and the shortest night time hours of the year. This is caused by the Earth's axis being the closest to the sun for the entire year.

There are a variety of festivals that celebrate the annual Summer Solstice each year. Check out your local events guide, or eventfinda to see what's happening this year for the Winter Solstice in your area of New Zealand.

Did you Know?

Aotearoa is the Māori name for New Zealand. It means ‘land of the long white cloud’.

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