List of national public holidays of New Zealand in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for New Zealand. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 New Year's Day
Jan. 2, 2018 Jan. 2, 2018 Day after New Years Day
Jan. 22, 2018 Jan. 22, 2018 Wellington Anniversary Day Monday closest to 22 January
Jan. 29, 2018 Jan. 29, 2018 Auckland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to January 29 (Auckland Anniversary Day)
Jan. 29, 2018 Jan. 29, 2018 Nelson Anniversary Day Monday nearest to February 1
Feb. 6, 2018 Feb. 6, 2018 Waitangi Day National Day
March 12, 2018 March 12, 2018 Taranaki Anniversary Day Second Monday in March
March 26, 2018 March 26, 2018 Otago Anniversary Day Monday nearest to the actual day
March 30, 2018 March 30, 2018 Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday
April 2, 2018 April 2, 2018 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
April 3, 2018 April 3, 2018 Southland Anniversary Day Observed on Easter Tuesday
April 25, 2018 April 25, 2018 Anzac Day
May 13, 2018 May 13, 2018 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
June 4, 2018 June 4, 2018 Queen's Birthday The first Monday in June
Sept. 2, 2018 Sept. 2, 2018 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Sept. 24, 2018 Sept. 24, 2018 South Canterbury Day Fourth Monday in September
Oct. 19, 2018 Oct. 19, 2018 Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day Friday before Labour Day
Oct. 22, 2018 Oct. 22, 2018 Labour Day The fourth Monday in October
Oct. 29, 2018 Oct. 29, 2018 Marlborough Anniversary Day First Monday after Labour Day
Nov. 16, 2018 Nov. 16, 2018 Christchurch Show Day Northern and Central Canterbury. Second Friday after the first Tuesday in November
Dec. 3, 2018 Dec. 3, 2018 Westland Anniversary Day Monday nearest to December 1 (Greymouth)
Dec. 3, 2018 Dec. 3, 2018 Chatham Islands Anniversary Day Monday nearest to November 30
Dec. 25, 2018 Dec. 25, 2018 Christmas Day
Dec. 26, 2018 Dec. 26, 2018 Boxing Day