Holidays in Cook Islands 2023

There are 11 public holidays in the Cook Islands in 2023, one of which falls on the weekend: New Year's Day.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. In the Cook Islands, the holiday was celebrated on January 1 and 2, 2023.

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", and 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.

Sovereign's Birthday
Sovereign'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 other Commonwealth realms following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.

Ui Ariki Day
Ra o te Ui Ariki is a public holiday in the Cook Islands, observed on Jul 07, 2023. In 1965, the islands became a self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand. In the same year, the House of Ariki, a parliamentary body, was suggested and built-in 1967. The House of Ariki comprises 24 Cook Islands high chiefs (Ariki). As a result, Ra o te Ui Ariki can be translated as "Day of the high chief council".

Constitution Day
Constitution Day is a holiday in the Cook Islands, observed on August 4, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the Constitution of the Cook Islands was promulgated in 1965.

Gospel Day
Gospel Day is a public holiday in the Cook Islands, observed on October 26, 2023. The holiday commemorates when Christianity was first brought to the islands in 1821.

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 Cook Islands 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
New Year HolidayJan 03, 2023TuesdayObserved
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
ANZAC DayApr 25, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Sovereign's BirthdayJun 05, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Ui Ariki DayJul 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Constitution DayAug 04, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Gospel DayOct 26, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in the Cook Islands in 2023.

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