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The next public holiday in New Zealand is

26th October, MondayLabour Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of New Zealand in 2020

WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuJan 02, 2020Jan 02Day after New Year's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 06, 2020Feb 06Waitangi Day
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Easter
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Easter Monday
SaturdaySatApr 25, 2020Apr 25ANZAC Day
MondayMonApr 27, 2020Apr 27ANZAC Day Holiday
MondayMonJun 01, 2020Jun 01Queen's Birthday
MondayMonOct 26, 2020Oct 26Labour Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day
SaturdaySatDec 26, 2020Dec 26Boxing Day
MondayMonDec 28, 2020Dec 28Boxing Day Holiday
ThursdayThuDec 31, 2020Dec 31New Year's Eve

Public Holidays in New Zealand

Labour Day

Labour Day

Monday Oct 26, 2020

The upcoming New Zealand holiday Labour Day is in 29 days from today.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Friday Dec 25, 2020

The upcoming New Zealand holiday Christmas Day is in 89 days from today.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Saturday Dec 26, 2020

The upcoming New Zealand holiday Boxing Day is in 90 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays New Zealand Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in New Zealand which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide New Zealand holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

New Zealand public holidays revolve on a variety of cultural, national, and religious beliefs. The holidays are categorized into national, statutory, and provincial anniversary days. Workers get up to 20 annual holidays, eleven of them being official holidays. During public holidays, workers are given paid day offs. Government offices and businesses are closed on these days.

New Zealand is a Christian dominated country. Most of the religious holidays are therefore based on Christianity. Easter celebration is among the celebrated holy days that Christians celebrate. Christians observe this day by helping the poor, visiting the sick, and having festivals. Christmas day is the main event that Christians celebrate. The celebrations are marked by singing and dancing along the streets from the eve of the day until the D-day.

New Zealand celebrates several public holidays including the ANZAC Day which commemorates citizens who lost their lives fighting the war for peacekeeping.

Waitangi day is the most celebrated public holiday in New Zealand. The celebrations are held in remembrance of the signing of Waitangi treaty in 1840. The treaty made New Zealand part of British Empire and gave Maori people the rights to their land. It also stated that same human rights as British must be subject to the New Zealand natives.

The day is graced by the Maori cultural songs, dances, and military parade. Government personnel and other invited dignitaries make speeches during national holidays. The celebrations happen across New Zealand. People celebrate with festivities of different kinds while others use the day for picnics.