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Christmas Public Holidays 2022 / 2023

Published 28 Nov 2022

New Zealand Public Holiday

Actual Date

Observed Date (2022)

Christmas Day

25 December

Sunday Dec 25 or Tuesday Dec 27

Boxing Day

26 December

Monday 26 Dec


New Year's Day

1 January

Sunday 1 Jan or Tue 3 Jan

Day After New Year's Day

2 January

Monday 2 Jan

Waitangi Day

6 February

Mon 6 Feb

Good Friday


Friday 7 April

Easter Monday


Monday 10 April


25 April

Tuesday 25 April

King's Birthday

1st Monday in June

Monday 5 June



Friday 14 June

Labour Day

4th Monday in October

Monday 23 October

Christmas Day

25 December

Monday 25 Dec

Boxing Day

26 December

Tuesday 26 Dec

New Zealand Provincial Holidays

Actual Date


Auckland 29 January Monday 30 January
Taranaki 31 March

Monday 13 March

Hawke's Bay 1 November Friday 20 October
Wellington 22 January Monday 23 January
Marlborough 1 November Monday 30 October
Nelson 1 February Monday 30 January
Canterbury 16 December Friday 17 November
Canterbury (South) 16 December Monday 25 September
Westland 1 December Monday 4 November
Otago 23 March Monday 20 March
Southland 17 January Tuesday 11 April
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 27 November

When people are on annual leave, albeit due to a company close-down, the Public Holidays should not be deducted from staff's leave entitlement.

While these lists have been compiled from Governmental information as 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(