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Public holiday to mark passing of Queen Elizabeth II

To mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the Government has announced a one-off national public holiday, to take place on Monday 26 September 2022.

Employees get a paid day off on a public holiday if it’s a day they would otherwise have been working.

There are specific rules for paying employees for public holidays when they fall within a period of leave such as annual, sick and bereavement leave or during a business close-down period.

Find out more:

Leave entitlements for a public holiday

Public Holiday on 26 September to mark passing of Queen Elizabeth II – Beehive.govt.nz (external link)