Northland Anniversary Day in New Zealand
Northland Anniversary Day in New Zealand is held on January 31. Date for 2022. It is a public holiday in Northland, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. This event in the third decade of the month january is annual.
Auckland Anniversary Day (also called: Northland Anniversary Day) was established by Governor Hobson's direction, over Willoughby Shortland's signature, in 1842. The New Zealand Government Gazette of 26 January 1842 (Volume 2, 4th edition) carried a notice stating, Saturday, the 29th instant, being the SECOND ANNIVERSARY of the establishment of the Colony, His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to direct that day to be held as a GENERAL HOLIDAY on which occasion the Public Offices will be closed.
These days holidays are sometimes being "Mondayised" and the Auckland anniversary day was "Saturdayised" when it was created in 1842 (29 January).
Similar holidays and events
Wellington Anniversary Day in New Zealand on January 24 (Holiday is actually the 22nd of January but it is observed on the Monday closest to that date. Wellington Anniversary applies to the Wellington Province which includes Wellington, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Kapiti, Feilding, Levin and Masterton);
Auckland Anniversary Day in New Zealand on January 31 (Date for 2022. Holiday is actually the 29th of January but it is observed on the Monday closest to that date. Auckland Anniversary applies to the Auckland Province which includes Northland, Auckland, Waikato, King Country, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, East Coast Regions);
Nelson Anniversary Day in New Zealand on January 31 (Date for 2022. Holiday is actually the 1st of February but it is observed on the Monday closest to that date);
Waitangi Day in New Zealand on February 6 (Niue, New Zealand, Tokelau; celebrates the founding of New Zealand in 1840);
Buller Anniversary Day in New Zealand on February 7 (Date for 2022. Celebrated on the first Monday of February);
Children's Day in New Zealand on March 6 (celebrated on the first Sunday in March);
Taranaki Anniversary Day in New Zealand on March 14 (Date for 2020. Holiday is actually the 31st of March but it is observed on the second Monday of March. Taranaki Anniversary applies to the Taranaki Region which includes Inglewood, Waitara, Hawera, Stratford, and Eltham)