Day after New Year's Day in New Zealand

When is Day after New Year's Day in New Zealand?

Day after New Year's Day in New Zealand is on January 2, 2023. It falls on Monday.

How many days until Day after New Year's Day in New Zealand?

There are 136 Days left until Day after New Year's Day in New Zealand.

Is Day after New Year's Day a public holiday in New Zealand?

Day After New Year’s Day is a public holiday, also known as statutory holiday in New Zealand. It is held on January 2nd each year, following the New Year’s Day.

Origin

After several acts taken by the New Zealand Parliament, Day after New Year’s Day is declared an annual public holiday in the country through the 2003 Holidays Act. The Day after New Year’s Day is Mondayised in New Zealand, meaning if January 2nd falls on a Saturday, the public holiday will be moved on the next working day, which is Monday. However, if it falls on a Sunday, the public holiday will be observed on the following Tuesday, as the Monday will have been used for New Year’s Day.


Traditions and Common Practices

After the New Year, this day is an additional day off for the Kiwis (colloquial term for New Zealanders). Most businesses are closed and the same goes for all government offices and schools – though schools should be in their summer holiday break around this time.

Day of relaxation

Whereas New Year’s Eve is centered around partying and ending the year with a bang, New Year’s Day and Day After New Year’s Day are basically grouped together for an extended holiday for which many Kiwis choose to relax and enjoy the best of what New Zealand offers. Most people take this day to go for a final relaxation as they need to resume to work the day after. Enjoying the beach or going on a camping trip is a popular choice. To take advantage of the summer weather, some may host barbecue parties outdoors and may invite their friends and relatives over.

Dates of Observance for Day after New Year's Day
Year Date Day Holiday
2023 January 02 Monday Day after New Year's Day
2024 January 02 Tuesday Day after New Year's Day
2025 January 02 Thursday Day after New Year's Day
2026 January 02 Friday Day after New Year's Day
2027 January 02 Saturday Day after New Year's Day
2028 January 02 Sunday Day after New Year's Day
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