New Zealand Public Holidays

A calendar guide to national New Zealand public and bank holidays to help plan your holiday, event, or days off work.

Visits to any locations, venues or special events held on these dates can be listed in your travel plans to coincide with your tour.

Further down the page there is a list of links to New Zealand holidays dates for this year and future years.

At these national holiday dates there will be all kinds of local and national events. However, keep it in mind that the population of New Zealand will also be on holiday at the same time.

Remember that a lot of shops, garages, and other places you would normally expect to be open for business may well be closed on some of these public holiday days.

Competition for accommodation and travel is high during New Zealand national holidays so be sure to book well in advance.

Current and Future Years

All the public holiday information is listed on this page.

Links to detailed holiday dates for each year, or scroll to view the full years in order.

Some of the public holidays are officially taken as the following working day if the vacation date falls on a weekend day. This is in place so that working New Zealanders do not miss having a day off work that they are entitled to have for the bank holiday and from 2014 also includes Waitangi and ANZAC Days. For example, if the holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday will normally be taken as the holiday day. Or, if the Monday happens to be another holiday date such as Boxing Day, the Tuesday will be taken for Christmas Day. It can be quite confusing in some years but the links above take you to pages that give exact days of vacations in NZ.

It is therefore advisable to check the dates of public holiday events in advance of travel to ensure you know the exact date of the event. The venue of any event will be able to advise you of any day changes for any particular year according to the national or bank holiday. You don't want to arrive a day early or a day late!

Public Holidays 2019

Public Holiday

Date 2019

New Year Tuesday 1st January 2019
Day After New Year Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Waitangi Day Wednesday 6th February 2019
Good Friday Friday 19th April 2019
Easter Monday Monday 22nd April 2019
ANZAC Day Thursday 25th April 2019
Queen's Birthday Monday 3rd June 2019
Labour Day Monday 28th October 2019
Christmas Day Wednesday 25th December 2019
Boxing Day Thursday 26th December 2019

Public Holidays 2020

Public Holiday

Date 2020

New Year Wednesday 1st January 2020
Day After New Year Thursday 2nd January 2020
Waitangi Day Thursday 6th February 2020
Good Friday Friday 10th April 2020
Easter Monday Monday 13th April 2020
ANZAC Day Monday 27th April 2020
Queen's Birthday Monday 1st June 2020
Labour Day Monday 26th October 2020
Christmas Day Friday 25th December 2020
Boxing Day Saturday 26th or Monday 28th December 2020

Public Holidays 2021

Public Holiday

Date 2021

New Year Friday 1st January 2021
Day After New Year Saturday 2nd January or
Monday 4th January 2021
Waitangi Day Saturday 6th February 2021 or
Monday 8th February 2021
Good Friday Friday 2nd April 2021
Easter Monday Monday 5th April 2021
ANZAC Day Monday 26th April 2021
Queen's Birthday Monday 7th June 2021
Labour Day Monday 25th October 2021
Christmas Day Saturday 25th December 2021 or
Monday 27th December 2021
Boxing Day Sunday 26th December 2021 or
Tuesday 28th December 2021

Public Holidays 2022

Public Holiday

Date 2022

New Year Saturday 1st January 2022 or
Monday 3rd January 2022
Day After New Year Sunday 2nd January 2022 or
Tuesday 4th January 2022
Waitangi Day Sunday 6th February 2022 or
Monday 7th February 2022
Good Friday Friday 15th April 2022
Easter Monday Monday 18th April 2022
ANZAC Day Monday 25th April 2022
Queen's Birthday Monday 6th June 2022
Labour Day Monday 24th October 2022
Christmas Day Sunday 25th December 2022 or
Tuesday 27th December 2022
Boxing Day Monday 26th December 2022

Public Holidays 2023

Public Holiday

Date 2023

New Year Sunday 1st January 2023 or
Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Day After New Year Monday 2nd January 2023
Waitangi Day Monday 6th February 2023
Good Friday Friday 7th April 2023
Easter Monday Monday 10th April 2023
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25th April 2023
Queen's Birthday Monday 5th June 2023
Labour Day Monday 23th October 2023
Christmas Day Monday 25th December 2023
Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 2023

Public Holidays 2024

Public Holiday

Date 2024

New Year Monday 1st January 2024
Day After New Year Tuesday 2nd January 2024
Waitangi Day Tuesday 6th February 2024
Good Friday Friday 29th March 2024
Easter Monday Monday 1st April 2024
ANZAC Day Thursday 25th April 2024
Queen's Birthday Monday 3rd June 2024
Labour Day Monday 28th October 2024
Christmas Day Wednesday 25th December 2024
Boxing Day Thursday 26th December 2024

Public Holidays 2025

Public Holiday

Date 2025

New Year Wednesday 1st January 2025
Day After New Year Thursday 2nd January 2025
Waitangi Day Thursday 6th February 2025
Good Friday Friday 18th April 2025
Easter Monday Monday 21st April 2025
ANZAC Day Friday 25th April 2025
Queen's Birthday Monday 2rd June 2025
Labour Day Monday 27th October 2025
Christmas Day Thursday 25th December 2025
Boxing Day Friday 26th December 2025

Public Holidays 2026

Public Holiday

Date 2026

New Year Thursday 1st January 2026
Day After New Year Friday 2nd January 2026
Waitangi Day Friday 6th February 2026
Good Friday Friday 3rd April 2026
Easter Monday Monday 6th April 2026
ANZAC Day Monday 27th April 2026
Queen's Birthday Monday 1st June 2026
Labour Day Monday 26th October 2026
Christmas Day Friday 25th December 2026
Boxing Day Monday 28th December 2026

Although the above information is believed to be accurate at time of publishing, it is provided as an information and educational guide only. It is your responsibility to ensure you check with specific venues and events that fall on these days prior to booking your vacation. Please refer to the site Disclaimer.