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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Tokelau

Tokelau celebrates New Year’s Day with two public holiday 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 JanThuSecond Day of New Year
20261 JanThuNew Year's Day
2 JanFriSecond Day of New Year
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

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 culture of Tokelau, called “Faka-Tokelau” or “the Tokelau way of life”, is very much centred on family and local communities. This comes out strong during holiday celebrations, including for New Year’s Eve and Day. Close families, distant relatives, neighbours, and friends all come together to celebrate in local villages on small islands and throughout Tokelau.

There are also small, local events. You may see some fireworks and firecrackers going off. And some may spend the holiday weekend on the beach. New Year’s feasts are a highlight of the season, and everyone eats their fill. Fish and coconuts, as always, will take their place at the party table!

Previous Years

20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueSecond Day of New Year
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonSecond Day of New Year
3 JanTueNew Year Holiday