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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Niue. Please scroll down to view.

Niue is a small independent island that is located in the South Pacific. Niue is an independent country, but has political ties to New Zealand. Officially, Niue is in a free-association with New Zealand. Niue has its own government that controls all local matters, including public holidays. Foreign affairs and defence issues are handled by New Zealand. The islanders of Niue recognise the Queen Elizabeth II as their Sovereign.

Niue is only 100 square miles in size and has a small population of 1,602 people. Many of the people who were born and raised on this island now reside in New Zealand. Islanders are also considered New Zealand nationals in addition to being nationals of Niue.

There are 11 official public holidays celebrated in Niue. One of these holidays is actually a two-day event. Public Holidays are governed under the Niue Public Holidays Act of 1961. This Act has been amended in 1975 and again in 2004. The amended parts of the Act granted additional authority to the Premier of Niue to authorise one-time holidays throughout the year for special occasions.

Public holidays are non-working days and employers are required to provide employees with the day off. If the employee receives pay for these days will depend on any formal contract they have with their employer. If the employee is required to remain at their post due to their position, the employees are entitled to a different day off in lieu of the holiday.

It is not uncommon for the Premier of Niue to declare additional days throughout the year as holidays. This may be for special events taking place on the island or to extend a current holiday. Since the population is so small on this island, it is very easy to declare non-working days with little notice.

Two of the holidays celebrated in Niue are based on the lunar calendar and will be celebrated on different dates each year. The government of Niue requires that employers acknowledge these dates each year, regardless of when they occur.

There are also several events and holidays that are celebrated in Niue that are related to the historical and cultural past of the population. The government acknowledges these celebrations, but does not recognise them as official holidays.

Public Holidays 2017

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonTakai Commission Holiday
6 FebMonWaitangi Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprTueANZAC Day
5 JunMonQueen's Birthday
19 OctThuConstitution Day
20 OctFriConstitution Day Holiday
23 OctMonPeniamina Gospel Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day