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New Zealand School and Public Holiday Dates

New Zealand School and Public Holidays

New Zealand School Terms, School Holidays and Public Holiday Dates 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, school terms and school holiday dates

2021 School terms and school holidays

Term 2

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

Public holidays in Term 2 include Queen’s Birthday on Monday 7 June 2021.

July school holidays
Winter school holidays

The July school holidays start on Saturday 10 July 2021 and finish on Sunday 25 July 2021.

Term 3

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

October school holidays
Spring School Holidays 

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*

Public holidays in Term 4 includes Labour Day on Monday 25 October.

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

Summer School Holidays
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.

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

New Zealand public holidays for 2021

Queens Birthday 2021    

Monday 7 June 2021

Labour Day 2021   

Monday 25 October 2021

Christmas Day 2021     

Saturday 25 December 2021, observed on Monday 27 December 2021

Boxing Day 2021    

Sunday 26 December 2021, observed on Tuesday 28 December 2021 


2022 New Zealand public holidays, school holidays and school term dates

2022 School terms and school holidays

Term 1  

Starts on Monday 31 January 2022 (at the earliest) and Tuesday 8 February (at the latest)* and ends on 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.

April & May School Holiday

Friday 15 April 2022 to Sunday 1 May 2022.

The April school holidays include Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday and Anzac Day.

Term 2

Monday 2 May 2022 to Friday 8 July 2022.

Public holidays in Term 2 include Queen’s Birthday on Monday 6 June and Matariki on Friday 24 June.

July School Holiday

Saturday 9 July 2022 to Sunday 24 July 2022

Term 3

Monday 25 July 2022 to Friday 30 September 2022

October 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.*

Public holidays in Term 4 include Labour Day 24 October.

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 2022     

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 2022

Monday 31 January 2022.

Waitangi Day 2022   

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

Good Friday 2022     

Friday 15 April 2022.

Easter Monday 2022

Monday 18 April 2022.

ANZAC Day 2022   

Monday 25 April 2022.

Queens Birthday 2022     

Monday 6 June 2022.

Matariki public holiday  2022  

Friday 24 June 2022.

Labour Day 2022

Monday 24 October 2022.

Christmas Day 2022      

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

Boxing Day 2022    

Monday 26 December 2022.


2023 New Zealand public holidays, school holidays and school term dates

2023 School terms and school holidays

Term 1  

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

Public holidays in Term 1 include Waitangi Day on Monday 6 February and Easter Good Friday , Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday. 

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.

April School Holiday

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

Term 2

Monday 24 April 2023 to Friday 30 June 2023.

Public holidays in Term 2 include: Anzac Day on Tuesday 25 April and Queen’s Birthday on Monday 5 June.

July School Holiday

Saturday 1 July 2023 to Sunday 16 July 2023.

Term 3

Monday 17 July 2023 to Friday 22 September 2023.

September & October 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. 

Auckland public holidays for 2023

New Years Day 2023  

Saturday 1 January 2023, observed on Monday 3 January 2022

Day after New Year’s Day 2023     

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.

Matariki 

The 2023 Matariki public holiday date is yet to be announced.

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 holiday dates

Auckland public holidays for 2024

New Years Day  2024   

Monday 1 January 2024

Day after New Year’s Day 2024    

Tuesday 2 January 2024

Auckland Anniversary Day 2024    

Monday 29 January 2024

Waitangi Day 2024      

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Good Friday 2024     

Friday 29 March 2024

Easter Monday 2024     

Monday 1 April 2024

ANZAC Day 2024     

Thursday 25 April 2024

Queens Birthday 2024     

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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