Story: Public holidays

Timaru Caledonian Games

The Timaru Caledonian Games had been held each New Year's Day for 70 years when this documentary was filmed in 1946. For Scots settlers, the New Year holiday was a time to celebrate and to assert their identity. The tradition endured.

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Reference: Weekly Review 229. National Film Unit, 1946.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Public holidays - Easter, Christmas and New Year', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 16 Sep 2016