Dominion Day History
Dominion Day commemorates the day on which New Zealand was granted Dominion status within the British Empire. On 26 September 1907, New Zealand was granted Dominion Status from King Edward VII.
Dominion Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Monday in September. Today, South Canterbury observes Dominion Day as it's anniversary day. It is a public holiday there but not in the rest of New Zealand. Originally, the government wanted it to be a national public holiday, but employers were against it.
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Dominion Day References and Related Sitesnzhistory.govt.nz: Demise of Dominion Day