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Thipu1

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A Question for New Zealanders.
« on: January 02, 2014, 10:09:04 AM »
For January 2, my daily calendar tells me that, on this day, New Year's Day is 'observed' in your country. 

I'm a bit confused because yesterday we saw clips of the fireworks in Auckland. 

Is this 'observance' for New Year's Day similar to Boxing Day for Christmas? 

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Re: A Question for New Zealanders.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 08:56:07 AM »
Not a Kiwi myself so just having a guess due to no other responses. My guess is that the 2nd is a public holiday as well as the 1st.

Actually, I just looked it up and it is a public holiday and is called "day after New Year's day".

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Re: A Question for New Zealanders.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 07:44:39 PM »
Huh.  I want a public holiday for Day After NYD.

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Re: A Question for New Zealanders.
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 11:15:54 PM »
Hi, New Zealander here, Leafy is on to it!  The 2nd of January is a public holiday here as is the 1st. New Year's Day is observed on the 1st of January.  :D  I guess the calendar was thrown by the extra day off?

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Re: A Question for New Zealanders.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 08:00:39 AM »
Thanks for the information. 

Oddly enough, the wall calendar by a totally different publisher has the same notation. 

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Re: A Question for New Zealanders.
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 01:56:43 AM »
I am not sure that anything is 'observed' on the 2nd of January.   Most of of us are at the beach with our eyes shut, recovering,

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Re: A Question for New Zealanders.
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 03:04:53 AM »
We celebrate New Year's Eve and get New Year's Day off, but yes 2nd January is also a public holiday that we take off as well.   It's not a special occasion or cultural event or anything just an extension of our New Years holidays.   A day off work! 
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Re: A Question for New Zealanders.
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 03:07:35 AM »
Thinking about this further... The only time New Year's Day would be 'observed' on the 2nd would be if New Year's Day fell on a Sunday.  Then the New Year's Day holiday would be observed on Monday and we would get an extra holiday on Tuesday.... Apart from that most years the 2nd jan isn't New Year's Day being observed it's just a holiday!   :-)
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