Holidays in New Zealand 2023

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New Zealand has 11 national holidays and one provincial anniversary in 2023. One public holiday falls on the weekend and is observed the following weekday.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Waitangi Day
Waitangi Day, observed on February 6, 2023, celebrates the initial signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on February 6, 1840. The treaty was considered the founding document of the nation.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

The acronym ANZAC stands for "Australian and New Zealand Army Corps"; the soldiers were known as Anzacs. ANZAC Day is one of the most important national occasions in Australia and New Zealand, and it commemorates all those who served and died in wars and peacekeeping operations. The holiday is observed on Apr 25, 2023.

King's Birthday
King's Birthday, observed on June 5, 2023, was celebrated as Queen's Birthday before 2023 to celebrate the monarch's birthday. The holiday is an important recognition of the new monarch, King Charles III, who became the King of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.

Matariki, also known as Maori new year, is a public holiday in New Zealand, observed on July 14, 2023. In the Maori language, Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster, which rises mid-winter and marks the start of the Maori new year.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on October 23, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.

The following is the list of public holidays in New Zealand 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
New Year's HolidayJan 03, 2023TuesdayObserved
Wellington Anniversary DayJan 23, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Auckland Anniversary DayJan 30, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Nelson Anniversary DayJan 30, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Northland Anniversary DayJan 30, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Waitangi DayFeb 06, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Taranaki Anniversary DayMar 13, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Otago Anniversary DayMar 20, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Southland Anniversary DayApr 11, 2023TuesdayRegional Holiday
ANZAC DayApr 25, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
King's BirthdayJun 05, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
MatarikiJul 14, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
South Canterbury Anniversary DaySep 25, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Hawke's Bay Anniversary DayOct 20, 2023FridayRegional Holiday
Labour DayOct 23, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Marlborough Anniversary DayOct 30, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Canterbury Anniversary DayNov 17, 2023FridayRegional Holiday
Chatham Islands Anniversary DayNov 27, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Westland Anniversary DayDec 04, 2023MondayRegional Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in New Zealand in 2023.

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