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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Days for Hoisting Flags on Government Buildings From 8 a.m. till Sunset

6 February: Her Majesty's Accession (also commemorates Waitangi Day)

17 March: St. Patrick's Day

21 April: Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen

23 April: St. George's Day

25 April: Anzac Day

8 May: V.E. Day

24 May: Commonwealth Day

2 June: Coronation Day

1st Monday in June: Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen: (Day of Official Observance)

10 June: Birthday of The Duke of Edinburgh

4 August: Birth of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

15 August: V.J. Day

26 September: Dominion Day

24 October: United Nations Day

4th Monday in October: Labour Day

11 November: Remembrance Day (formerly Armistice Day)

14 November: Birthday of the Prince of Wales

30 November: St. Andrew's Day

Opening of Parliament by Governor-General – in Wellington only (not on day when opened by Commissioners).

Arrival and swearing-in of the Governor-General Designate (in Wellington only).

Departure of the Governor-General (at the port concerned).

Anniversary Day of the particular province in which the town is situated.

Note: Whenever any of the above dates fall on a Sunday, the flags are to be flown on the following Monday, the exception being Anzac Day when the flags are flown on the actual date.


McLintock, Alexander Hare