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How do we celebrate New Zealand Day?

How do we celebrate New Zealand Day?

Attend official events. Your local community may be running official events during the day, including kapa haka and hangi, drumming, concerts, parades, dance, food, art and live entertainment. Look in your local newspapers or online to find out what is happening in your area.

What happens at Waitangi on Waitangi Day?

Waitangi Day, New Zealand’s national day. Every year on 6 February – Waitangi Day – people of all communities and backgrounds gather at Waitangi to commemorate the first signing of New Zealand’s founding document: Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi, on 6 February 1840.

What happens Waitangi Day?

Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. In that year, representatives of the British Crown and over 500 Māori chiefs signed what is often considered to be New Zealand’s founding document.

What is a commonly celebrated holiday in New Zealand?

Waitangi Day – 6 February – is Aotearoa New Zealand’s national holiday held to commemorate the signing of New Zealand’s founding document – the Treaty of Waitangi – in 1840.

What are some New Zealand traditions?

To give you a better idea, here are seven traditions that only Kiwis will be able to understand and relate to.

  • Gumboot Day.
  • A chocolate carnival on the world’s steepest street.
  • The haka.
  • The hongi.
  • Powhiri.
  • A hangi.
  • All things Kiwiana.

Do I get paid for Waitangi Day?

Employees must be paid for Waitangi Day, if they normally work on Saturday 6 February or Monday 8 February. If they don’t normally work on these particular days, they don’t need to be paid for Waitangi Day.

Where are public holidays celebrated in New Zealand?

These areas include Paihia, Picton, and Queenstown. Statutory holidays are legislated by several Acts of Parliament, particularly the Holidays Act 2003. Waitangi Day and Anzac Day are always commemorated on the exact date, as they remember specific historical events.

What to see and do in New Zealand?

From azure lakes to turquoise pools these dazzling blue attractions need to be seen to be believed. New Zealand is the first country in the world to see the light of day. On the eastern coast of New Zealand there are some awesome spots to watch the sunrise on the first day of the New Year. Check them out.

Why is Boxing Day a holiday in New Zealand?

Boxing Day is a holiday in many countries in the Commonwealth of Nations, including New Zealand. It was traditionally a day for employers in England to give bonuses of money, leftover food or old clothing to their employees, or for lords to give agricultural tools and seeds for the coming year to their tenants.

How are anniversary days set in New Zealand?

Exact dates of the various provinces’ anniversary days are not specifically stated in the act, and are instead determined by historical convention and local custom. The regions covered are set by provincial district (as they stood when abolished in 1876), plus Southland, the Chatham Islands, South Canterbury, and Northland.