New Zealand School and Public Holiday Dates

New Zealand School and Public Holidays

New Zealand School Terms, School Holidays and Public Holidays in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Dates of the school holidays, school terms, public holidays and observed public holidays in Auckland, New Zealand. 


2021 New Zealand public holidays and school holidays

School terms and school holidays for 2021 

Term 1  

Term 1 starts on Monday 1 February 2021 (at the earliest) and Tuesday 9 February 2021 (at the latest).
Term 1 finishes on Friday 16 April 2021.

*Term 1 start date can differ by up to 7 days by school, please check with your local school.

Autumn School Holiday | April school holidays 2021

Starts on Saturday 17 April 2021.
Finishes Sunday 2 May 2021.

Term 2

Term 2 starts on Monday 3 May 2021.
Term 2 finishes on Friday 9 July 2021.

Winter School Holiday | July school holidays 2021

July school holidays starts on Saturday 10 July 2021.
July school holidays finishes on Sunday 25 July 2021.

Term 3

Term 3 starts on Monday 26 July 2021.
Term 3 finishes on Friday 1 October 2021.

Spring School Holiday | October school holidays 2021

The October school holidays start on Saturday 2 October 2021 and finish on Sunday 17 October 2021.

Term 4

Term 4 starts on Monday 18 October 2021 and finishes no later than Monday 20 December 2021*

*Term 4 finish date can differ by up to 7 days by school, please check with your local school. 

Summer School Holiday | December 2021 and January 2022

The Summer School Holidays start no later than Monday 20 December 202. The summer school holidays finish date varies for each school and will be between Monday 31 January 2022 and Tuesday 8 February 2022.

New Zealand public holidays for 2021

EASTER HOLIDAYS
Good Friday 

Friday 2 April 2021

Easter Monday    

Monday 5 April 2021

ANZAC Day     

Sunday 25 April 2021, observed on Monday 26 April 2021

Queens Birthday    

Monday 7 June 2021

Labour Day    

Monday 25 October 2021

Christmas Day     

Saturday 25 December 2021, observed on Monday 27 December 2021

Boxing Day    

Sunday 26 December 2021, observed on Tuesday 28 December 2021 


2022 New Zealand public holidays and school holidays

School terms and school holidays for 2022

Term 1  

Monday 31 January 2022 (at the earliest)and Tuesday 8 February (at the latest)* to Thursday 14 April 2022

Term 1 start date can differ by up to 7 days for each school, please check with your local school for the exact start date.

Autumn School Holiday

Friday 15 April 2022 to Sunday 1 May 2022.

Term 2

Monday 2 May 2022 to Friday 8 July 2022

Winter School Holiday

Saturday 9 July 2022 to Sunday 24 July 2022

Term 3

Monday 25 July 2022 to Friday 30 September 2022

Spring School Holiday

Saturday 1 October 2022 to Sunday 16 October 2022

Term 4

Starts on Monday 17 October 2022 and finishes no later than Tuesday 20 December 2022.*

Term 4 finish date can differ by up to 7 days by school, please check with your local school. 

* School term dates in this article have been sourced from the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

Auckland public holidays for 2022

New Years Day     

Saturday 1 January 2022, observed on Monday 3 January 2022.

Day after New Year’s Day     

Saturday 2 January 2022, observed on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Auckland Anniversary Day    

Monday 31 January 2022.

Waitangi Day      

Sunday 6 February 2022, observed on Monday 7 February 2022.

Good Friday    

Friday 15 April 2022.

Easter Monday    

Monday 18 April 2022.

ANZAC Day     

Monday 25 April 2022.

Queens Birthday    

Monday 6 June 2022.

Matariki holiday   

Friday 24 June 2022.

Labour Day    

Monday 24 October 2022.

Christmas Day     

Sunday 25 December 2022, observed on Tuesday 27 December 2022.

Boxing Day    

Monday 26 December 2022.


2023 New Zealand public holidays and school holidays

School terms and school holidays for 2023

Term 1  

Monday 30 January (at the earliest) and Tuesday 7 February (at the latest)* to Thursday 6 April 2023

Term 1 start date can differ by up to 7 days for each school, please check with your local school for the exact start date.

Autumn School Holiday

Starts Friday 7 April 2023 and finishes Sunday 23 April 2023.

Term 2

Monday 24 April 2023 to Friday 30 June 2023.

Winter School Holiday

Saturday 1 July 2023 to Sunday 16 July 2023.

Term 3

Monday 17 July 2023 to Friday 22 September 2023.

Spring School Holiday

Saturday 23 September 2023 to Sunday 8 October 2023.

Term 4

Monday 9 October to end no later than Wednesday 20 December 2023*.

Term 4 finish date can differ by up to 7 days by school, please check with your local school. 

Snowman at Franklin Road in Ponsonby Christmas Lights

Auckland public holidays for 2023

New Years Day     

Saturday 1 January 2023, observed on Monday 3 January 2022

Day after New Year’s Day     

Saturday 2 January 2023, observed on Tuesday 4 January 2023

Auckland Anniversary Day    

Monday 30 January 2023.

Waitangi Day      

Monday 6 February 2023.

Good Friday    

Friday 7 April 2023.

Easter Monday    

Monday 10 April 2023.

ANZAC Day     

Tuesday 25 April 2023.

Queens Birthday    

Monday 5 June 2023.

Labour Day    

Monday 23 October 2023.

Christmas Day     

Sunday 25 December 2023, observed on Tuesday 27 December 2023.

Boxing Day    

Monday 26 December 2023.


2024 New Zealand public holidays

Auckland public holidays for 2023

New Years Day     

Monday 1 January 2024

Day after New Year’s Day     

Tuesday 2 January 2024

Auckland Anniversary Day    

Monday 29 January 2024

Waitangi Day      

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Good Friday    

Friday 29 March 2024

Easter Monday    

Monday 1 April 2024

ANZAC Day     

Thursday 25 April 2024

Queens Birthday    

Monday 3 June 2024

Labour Day    

Monday 28 October 2024

Christmas Day     

Wednesday 25 December 2024

Boxing Day    

Thursday 26 December 2024

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