New Zealand Calendar
New Zealand is a country of remote and ragged beauty, the place where eager ‘millenials’ awaited the sun to rise on January 1,2000. Sparsely populated, New Zealand has a population who works to fund their pleasures and not just their livelihood.
Due to geographical and historical reasons, most of the public holidays in New Zealand are similar to those in Australia. However, there are some holidays that are unique to New Zealand.
Exactly one week after Christmas, at the start of the New Zealand calendar 2013 (also known as the Feast Of Circumcision, because Jesus was circumcised on that day), New Year’s Eve is the most widely celebrated holiday on earth. With theme parties, salsa dances, live performances and people having fun around every corner and pub, New Year’s Eve is an amazing moment to be in New Zealand.
Tuesday, January 1 2013
Waitangi Day – Waitangi Day is celebrated in New Zealand to mark the treaty of Waitangi. The Waitangi is the document that established New Zealand as a state.
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Good Friday – Good Friday is a Christian holiday and, New Zealand having a majority Christian population, the day is held with high respect. Good Friday marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death in Calvary.
Friday, 29 March 2013
Easter Monday – Easter Monday is celebrated on the day immediately after Easter Sunday. This day is usually marked with a lot of outdoor activities in New Zealand. Different competitions such as egg rolling competitions take place.
Monday, 1 April 2013
ANZAC Day – ANZAC Day is a holiday that is common to both Australia and New Zealand. It is celebrated on 25th of April each year in both countries. ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. It was on 25th of April 1914 that Australian and New Zealand troops landed in Galipoli, Turkey to fight in the Second World War.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Queen’s Birthday – The Queen’s Birthday is celebrated on the first Monday of every June in New Zealand. It used to mark the birth of the reigning English monarch. For this reason, it is sometimes called the King’s Birthday.
Monday, 10 June 2013
Monday, 28 October 2013
Christmas Day – The birth of the Christian savior is one of the most, if not the most, anticipated event in the Christendom calendar. Given the massive commercialization of Christmas, one can expect endless partying and gift-giving during this occasion.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Boxing Day – This is the day in New Zealand calendar 2013 when gifts are ‘boxed;’ hence, the name.
Thursday, 26 December 2013
Have a Happy New Zealand Holidays in 2013. .!