New Zealand Culture

Dates of Significance

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Waitangi Day (6th of February)
  • Valentine’s Day (14th of February)
  • Easter (Varies each year)
  • ANZAC Day (25th of April)
  • Mother’s Day (8th of May)
  • Queen’s Birthday (6th of June)
  • Matariki (varies each year)*
  • Father’s Day (4th of September)
  • Labour Day (24th of October)
  • Christmas Day (25th of December)
  • New Year’s Eve (31st of December)


* Matariki is the Māori name for the Pleiades star constellation that rises in New Zealand’s mid-winter (sometime between June-July). It marks the beginning of the new year in the Māori lunar calendar and is an important cultural date and celebration.

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