Chatham Islands Anniversary Day in New Zealand
Chatham Islands Anniversary Day in New Zealand is held on November 27. Date for 2023. Holiday is actually the 30th of November but it is observed on the Monday closest to that date. This event in the third decade of the month November is annual. Help us
The Chatham Islands are an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about 800 kilometres (430 nautical miles) east of New Zealand's South Island. They are administered as part of New Zealand. The Chatham Islands, which emerged only within the last four million years, are the only part of the Chatham Rise showing above sea level. The islands are hilly, with coastal areas including cliffs, dunes, beaches, and lagoons. The islands have a population of 600 people, with 59 percent identifying as Māori or Moriori.
In Chatham Islands Territory, a public holiday celebrates the founding of the islands' first European settlement back in 1791. It's called Chatham Islands Anniversary Day and is observed on the Monday nearest to 30 November.
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