Marlborough Anniversary Day

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2020 Date2 November 2020
2021 Date1 November 2021
Marlborough Anniversary Day

Marlborough Anniversary Day History

Marlborough Anniversary Day commemorates the creation of the Marlborough province. On 1 November 1859, Marlborough province split from Nelson province.

Marlborough Anniversary Day is celebrated on the Monday nearest to 1 November.

Marlborough Anniversary Day Facts

  • The Marlborough province was dissolved in 1876 along with all the other provinces that once formed New Zealand. Its founding is still commemorated locally in conformance with the New Zealand Holidays Act of 1981. Provinces had local governmental power but now only exist to denote regions and are known as provincial districts.
  • Marlborough is New Zealand's largest region in terms of wine production.

Marlborough Anniversary Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit the Marlborough Sounds at the tip of the South Island. The Sounds are valleys drowned in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. It's a great place for kayaking and hiking.
  • Visit the vineyards and wineries in the region. Some popular ones are Framingham Wines, Yealands Estate Winery and Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen.

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