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2014 Public Holiday dates

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The following public holidays are observed throughout New Zealand. Be aware that many businesses and attractions are closed on public holidays, and those that are open may charge a surcharge. Accommodations tend to be booked out long in advance of public holidays, so early planning is advised.

Holiday Date
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January
Day after New Year's Day Thursday 2 January
Waitangi Day Thursday 6 February
Good Friday Friday 18 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April
ANZAC Day Friday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 2 June
Labour Day Monday 27 October
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December
Boxing Day Friday 26 December

Province Holidays

Province Anniversary Days:

Province Date
Auckland Monday 27 January
Taranaki Monday 10 March
Hawke's Bay Friday 24 October
Wellington Monday 20 January
Marlborough Monday 3 November
Nelson Monday 3 February
Canterbury Friday 14 November
Canterbury (South) Monday 22 September
Westland Monday 1 December
Otago Monday 24 March
Southland Tuesday 22 April
Chatham Islands Monday 1 December