Day After New Year's Day

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2020 Date2 January 2020
2021 Date2 January 2021
Day After New Year's Day

Day After New Year's Day History

Day after New Year's Day serves to provide residents of New Zealand with an additional day off at the start of the New Year. It is public holiday celebrated together with New Year's Day on January 1st. The day is often spent on vacation or enjoying the summer weather as it is a statutory holiday and most things are closed.

Day after New Year's Day is celebrated annually on 2 January or the following Monday if it falls on a weekend. Occasionally, the holiday falls on a Tuesday if 1 January falls on the Monday.

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Day After New Year's Day Facts & Quotes

  • Although government buildings, schools and many private businesses are closed on the Day after New Year's Day, busses still run throughout the country.
  • New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the New Day. During the summer months, New Zealand is on GMT+13 time, meaning that New Zealand's New Year is one of the first in the world.
  • The Maori of New Zealand celebrate their New Year based on the lunar calendar. It usually falls in or around June.
  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - CS Lewis
  • Tomorrow is the first blank page for a 365 page book. Write a good one. - Brad Paisley, American country singer

Day After New Year's Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Take a long family vacation. New Year's falls on the summer holiday for New Zealanders so take advantage of the time off to leave the country or visit uncharted territory in New Zealand.
  • Host a New Year's BBQ with your friends and family. Have the BBQ at a park or near a pool to take advantage of the weather.
  • If you haven't already, make your New Year's resolutions. This holiday provides one extra day before work resumes to sort out your resolutions.
  • Spread awareness for the day on social media using hashtags #DayafterNewYears, #NewYearNewThings and #KiwiNewYear.
  • Watch a movie about the New Year. Some of our favorites are: New Year's Eve (2011), A Kiss at Midnight (2008) and 200 Cigarettes (1999).

Day After New Year's Day References and Related Sites - New Zealand Public Holidays Facts about New Zealand

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