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Public Holidays dates Xmas 2020 and 2021

Published 07 Dec 2020

New Zealand Public Holiday

Actual Date

Observed Date (2020)

Christmas Day

25 December

Friday 25 December

Boxing Day

26 December

Saturday 26 Dec or Monday 28 Dec


New Year's Day

1 January

Friday 1 January

Day After New Year's Day

2 January

Saturday 2 Jan or Monday 4 Jan

Waitangi Day

6 February

Saturday 6 Feb or Monday 8 Feb

Good Friday


Friday 2 April

Easter Monday


Monday 5 April


25 April

Sunday 25 April or Monday 26 April

Queen's Birthday

1st Monday in June

Monday 7 June

Labour Day

4th Monday in October

Monday 25 October

Christmas Day

25 December

Saturday 25 Dec or Monday 27 Dec

Boxing Day

26 December

Sunday 26 Dec or Tuesday 28 Dec

New Zealand Provincial Holidays

Actual Date


Auckland 29 January Monday 1 February
Taranaki 31 March

Monday 8 March

Hawke's Bay 1 November Friday 22 October
Wellington 22 January Monday 25 January
Marlborough 1 November Monday 1 November
Nelson 1 February Monday 1 February
Canterbury 16 December Friday 12 November
Canterbury (South) 16 December Monday 27 September
Westland 1 December Monday 29 November
Otago 23 March Monday 22 March
Southland 17 January Tuesday 6 April
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 29 November

While these lists have been compiled from the information provided, in good faith, we don't give guarantees of absolute accuracy.

For more information on this and Holidays in general see the Annual Holidays and Leave ebook. This provides in depth information on Annual Holidays (leave and holiday pay), Public Holidays, Sick and Bereavement Leave, explanations of Relevant Daily Pay, Average Daily Pay, Gross Earnings, Ordinary Weekly Pay etc.

It is available for purchasing and downloading online. It is free for Employer Support Package subscribers who can download it from the Dashboard Library section of the Employers Toolbox(