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NZ Shortest Day

The Shortest Day in New Zealand is the 21st of June each year.

The shortest day signals the middle of winter. Also known as the Winter Solstice, the Shortest Day signals an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest day light hours and the longest night time hours of the year. This is caused by the Earth's axis being the furthest away from the sun for the entire year.

There are a variety of festivals that celebrate the annual Winter 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.

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