Important Dates in New Zealand for 2026

New Years Day Holiday Thursday 1 January
Day after New Years Day Friday 2 January
Waitangi Day Friday 6 February
Good Friday Friday 3 April
Easter Monday Monday 6 April
ANZAC Day Saturday 25 April or Monday 27 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 1 June
Labour Day Monday 26 October
Christmas Day Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December
Wellington Anniversary Day Monday 19 January
Auckland Anniversary Day Monday 26 January
Nelson Anniversary Day Monday 2 February
Taranaki Anniversary Day Monday 9 March
Otago Anniversary Day Monday 23 March
Southland Anniversary Day Tuesday 7 April
South Canterbury Anniversary Day Monday 28 September
Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Friday 23 October
Marlborough Anniversary Day Monday 2 November
Canterbury Anniversary Day Friday 13 November
Chatham Islands Anniversary Day Monday 30 November
Westland Anniversary Day Monday 30 November
New Years Day Thursday 1 January
Valentine's Day Saturday 14 February
Chinese New Year Tuesday 17 February - Year of the Horse
Saint Patrick's Day Tuesday 17 March
Easter Sunday Sunday 5 April
Mothers Day Sunday 10 May
Matariki Wednesday 8 July
Fathers Day Sunday 6 September
Guy Fawkes Thursday 5 November
Christmas Day Friday 25 December
Tax Year End Tuesday 31 March
Tax Year Start Wednesday 1 April
Daylight Saving End Sunday 5 April (3.00am becomes 2.00am)
Daylight Saving Start Sunday 27 September (2.00am becomes 3.00am)

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