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Holiday Calendar for Tokelau

Holiday Calendar for Tokelau for 2023-2024 year
Tokelau is a small group of atolls in the Pacific ocean, inhabited by a small group of local people. Their life is very simple and measured, it doesnít change over the years. Time has stood still here, and it seems that the inhabitants of this small state is completely satisfied. Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

April 2023

Sunday 9 April - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway); Easter
Monday 10 April - Easter Monday (Påskedag in Norway)
Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Western Samoa. It commemorates the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - ANZAC - on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915)

May 2023

Monday 15 May - Motherís Day in Tokelau (on the Monday after the second Sunday of every May)

August 2023

Monday 14 August - Fatherís Day in Tokelau (is celebrated on the Monday immediately following the second Sunday of every August)

September 2023

Sunday 3 September - Tokehega Day (Tokelau, New Zealand)

October 2023

Sunday 8 October - Lotu-a-Tamaiti in Tokelau (also called ďWhite SundayĒ or ďChildrenís ServiceĒ on the second Sunday of Octobe)

December 2023

Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day (Belgium, Fiji, The Bahamas, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa...)

January 2024

February 2024

Tuesday 6 February - Waitangi Day in New Zealand (Niue, New Zealand, Tokelau; celebrates the founding of New Zealand in 1840)

March 2024

About some traditions

In 2013, a country became the first nation to go 100 percent solar. Tokelau natives depend on solar panels for almost all electrical needs.

Atafu, Fakaofo, Nukunonu and Olohega Ė the atolls of Tokelau. They was sighted by Commodore John Byron, the English explorer, in 1765. The name of the country is translated from the local language as ďNorth windĒ.

Low coral atolls like those of Tokelau are formed from a coral reef that has grown on top of a submerged volcano. The coral atolls which make up this Oceanian nation are a mere one to five meters above the sea level. As such, the global rise in seawater levels is a significant threat to the preservation of Tokelauan lands.

Tokelau is a self-administering territory of New Zealand. More Tokelauans live in New Zealand than live on the islands. In 2011, the population of Tokelau was 1411. In 2006, there were around 6,819 Tokelauans living in New Zealand.

Itís impossible to visit Tokelau without a prior authorization. You can get to Tokelau only on a cargo ship as planes donít fly there. The only way is to sail a ship that comes here from Samoa several times a month. One-way trip will take about three days.
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