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 and public holidays in Auckland, New Zealand.


2021 New Zealand public holidays and school holidays

School terms and school holidays for 2021 

Term 1  

Monday 1 February (at the earliest) and Tuesday 9 February (at the latest) to 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

Saturday 17 April to Sunday 2 May 2021

Term 2

Monday 3 May  to Friday 9 July 2021

Winter School Holiday – July school holidays 2021

Saturday 10 July to Sunday 25 July 2021

Term 3

Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October 2021

Spring School Holiday – October school holidays 2021

Saturday 2 October  to Sunday 17 October 2021

Term 4

Monday 18 October to 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

No later than Monday 20 December 2021 to between Monday 31 January and Tuesday 8 February 2022.

Auckland public holidays for 2021

New Years Day     

Friday 1 January 2021

Day after New Year’s Day     

Saturday 2 January 2021, observed on Monday 4 January 2021

Auckland Anniversary Day     

Monday 1 February 2021

Waitangi Day     

Saturday 6 February 2021, observed on Monday 8 February 2021

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 (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 to Sunday 1 May 2022

Term 2

Monday 2 May  to Friday 8 July 2022

Winter School Holiday

Saturday 9 July to Sunday 24 July 2022

Term 3

Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September 2022

Spring School Holiday

Saturday 1 October  to Sunday 16 October 2022

Term 4

Monday 17 October to 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. 

Snowman at Franklin Road in Ponsonby Christmas Lights

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

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

Friday 7 April to Sunday 23 April 2023

Term 2

Monday 24 April  to Friday 30 June 2023

Winter School Holiday

Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July 2023

Term 3

Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September 2023

Spring School Holiday

Saturday 23 September 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

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


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

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

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