Waitangi Day is a public holiday in New Zealand, which celebrates the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. While it is considered as the national day of this country, it isn’t without its controversies. That’s because for some people it is only a holiday but to other people, it’s a day to reflect on the treaty […]
This celebration is in recognition of New Zealand’s signing of its founding document, the ‘Te Tiriti o Waitangi’, or the Treaty of Waitangi. This signing took place February 6, 1840. Waitangi Day is New Zealand’s national day. It’s a day that stands as the most important day in the history of the country.
Waitangi also hosts a festival on the special day that includes music, dance, food and traditional Māori customs. New Zealand-wide celebrations. Waitangi Day celebrations happen all over New Zealand. In Auckland – New Zealand’s largest city – the national day is celebrated near the city’s birthplace at Okahu Bay.
Waitangi Day, the national day of New Zealand, commemorates the signing on 6 February 1840 of the Treaty of Waitangi.Ceremonies take place at Waitangi (Northland) and elsewhere to commemorate the signing of the treaty, which is regarded as New Zealand’s founding document. The day is observed annually and is designated a public holiday, unless 6 February falls on a Saturday or Sunday, when the …
Waitangi Day is recognised as New Zealand’s national day and is the most important marker in the country’s history. Ongoing recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi as the nation’s founding document will continue to keep alive this celebration, as the Treaty continues to live as part of New Zealand’s past, present and future.
Waitangi Day is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself with some of the best Kai at the cheap and cheerful Auckland Night Markets. Wish you a delightful Waitangi Day. I hope you celebrate this Waitangi Day by being part of the celebration in a free and friendly event enjoying the fantastic NZ musicians to the fullest.