Palmerston North City & Manawatu

Public Holidays

To make planning your trip just that bit easier, we’ve got all of the New Zealand national public holidays here in this calendar. So now there’s no excuse for you not to start planning!

Public Holiday Dates

Public Holiday 2017 – Actual Date Observed 2017
New Year’s Day 1st January Sunday 1st or 3rd January
Day after New Year’s Day 2nd January Monday 2nd January
Waitangi Day 6th February Monday 6th February
Good Friday varies Friday 14th April
Easter Monday varies Monday 17th April
ANZAC Day 25th April Tuesday 25th April
Queen’s Birthday 1st June Monday 5th June
Labour Day 23rd October Monday 23rd October
Christmas Day 25th December Monday 25th December
Boxing Day 26th December Tuesday 26th December


For province Anniversary Day public holidays see New Zealand Government. Palmerston North City and Manawatu Region celebrate on Wellington Anniversary Day.