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New Year’s Day
Cook Islands

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Cook Islands

Cook Islands celebrates New Year’s Day with two public holidays every 1 and 2 January. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

20251 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThuNew Year Holiday
20261 JanThuNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year Holiday
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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

The whole period from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day in Cook Islands is very festive. Many follow the traditional practice of “rangokere”. Rangokere is a festive spirit that reveals itself in the giving of food baskets, family picnicking, jubilant singing and dancing, and feasting to one’s heart’s content.

Add to this already joyful atmosphere, fireworks, parties and staying up until midnight, and you can imagine it’s a very exciting time to be in Cook Islands.

Previous Years

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2 JanTueNew Year Holiday
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year Holiday