New Zealand has various kinds of public holidays – Mondayised holidays (always fall on Monday), substitutable holidays (can be substitute if they fall on weekend), and fixed holidays (can only be taken on the actual date of holiday).
Some examples of Mondayised holidays in New Zealand are Waitangi Day, Queen’s Birthday, and Labour Day. Christmas and New Year are considered as the substitutable holidays, so these holidays can be substituted to Monday if they fall on weekend.
Some other New Zealand holidays can only be taken on the date they fall. In this case, only the employees working on weekend are granted day-off or extra pay should this kind of holidays fall on weekend.
Every worker working on certain New Zealand public holidays will receive one and a half amount of payment as well as an alternative holiday. If the employees work on that alternative holiday, the payment given will be equivalent with the daily pay.
Shops are open during most public holidays in New Zealand; yet, there are trading restrictions on Good Friday, Christmas Day, and also before 1pm on ANZAC Day.
List of New Zealand 2013 Holidays
The list of public holidays in New Zealand for the year of 2013 are available below.
New Year’s Day New Year – the 1st day of the 1st month of the year
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
2nd Day of the New Year’s Day
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Wellington Province Anniversary Day
Monday, 21 January 2013
Auckland Province Anniversary Day
Monday, 28 January 2013
Celebrates the signing of Treaty of Waitangi in 1840
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
The day before Easter Sunday – Good Friday
Friday, 29 March 2013
The day after Easter Sunday
Monday, 1 April 2013