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New Zealand Public & School Holidays

We have compiled a list of the New Zealand public holidays and New Zealand school holiday dates. Many shops, attractions and amenities are closed on New Zealand public holidays, whilst during school holidays, accommodation, attractions and - during winter - ski areas, can be extremely busy!

New Zealand School Holiday Dates 2014/2015

Summer School Holidays December 20 2013 - January 27 2014
Autumn School Holidays Monday 21 April- Friday May 2
Winter School Holidays Monday 7 July- Friday 18 July
Spring School Holidays Monday 29 September - Friday 10 October
Summer 2015 School Holidays Monday 22 December 2014- Friday 23 January 2015

Source: Ministry of Education

New Zealand Public Holidays 2014/2015

 Actual DateObserved in 2014Observed in 2015
New Year's Day1 JanuaryWed 1 JanThurs 1 Jan
New Year's Holiday2 JanuaryThurs 2 JanFri 2 Jan
Waitangi Day6 FebruaryThurs 6 FebFri 6 Feb
Good FridayVariesFri 18 AprilFri 3 April
Easter MondayVariesMon 21 AprilMon 6 April
Anzac Day25 AprilFri 25 AprilMon 27 April
Queen's Birthday1st Monday in JuneMon 2 JuneMon 1 June
Labour Day4th Monday in OctoberMon 27 OctMon 26 Oct
Christmas Day25 DecemberThurs 25 DecFri 25 Dec
Boxing Day26 DecemberFri 26 DecSat 26 Dec

 

New Zealand Provincial Holidays 2014/2015

 Actual DateObserved in 2014Observed in 2015
Auckland 29 JanuaryMon 27 JanMon 26 Jan
Taranaki 31 MarchMon 10 MarMon 9 Mar
Hawke's Bay 1 NovemberFri 24 OctFri 23 Oct
Wellington 22 JanuaryMon 20 JanMon 19 Jan
Marlborough 1 NovemberMon 3 NovMon 2 Nov
Nelson 1 FebruaryMon 3 FebMon 2 Feb
Canterbury 16 DecemberFri 14 NovFri 13 Nov
South Canterbury 16 DecemberMon 22 SepMon 28 Sep
Westland 1 DecemberMon 1 DecMon 30 Nov
Otago 23 MarchMon 24 MarMon 23 Mar
Southland 17 JanuaryMon 22 AprilTues 7 April
Chatham Islands 30 NovemberMon 1 DecMon 30 Nov

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