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23 Super Ideas to Celebrate Children’s Day

13 more ways to celebrate childrens day

With Children’s Day just around the corner on Sunday, 3 March in New Zealand, we thought you might appreciate some awesome ideas on how to celebrate this special day with your precious little ones. Continue reading »

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes

The origin of Guy Fawkes dates back to 1605 when a group of 12 men tried to blow up Britain’s House of Parliament. Guy Fawkes Night is an old English event celebrated with bonfires, fireworks and family gatherings.

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Halloween in New Zealand

Halloween in New Zealand

Tip toe quietly through the night, creeping cautiously, taking fright, ghostly ghouls and pumpkin lights, its Halloween time again tonight…

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Matariki the Māori New Year – 2019


Matariki the Māori New Year, is rich with tradition. Discover the importance of Matariki, and explore ways that you can celebrate the Māori New Year with your family. Matariki is officially celebrated on 25 June 2019. Continue reading »

ANZAC Day in New Zealand

ANZAC Day Dawn Parade New Zealand

Anzac Day is a special day both in New Zealand and Australia. Unfortunately the true history and significance of Anzac Day is becoming muddled and forgotten. Continue reading »

Celebrating Easter with your kids


Ask a child what happens at Easter, and chances are they will tell you all about chocolate eggs and Easter Bunnies, but Easter is more than that. Some children will also be able to share the Easter story of Christ, but only a few will be able to make the connection between the two. Continue reading »

Children’s Day in New Zealand


Children’s Day is a special day set aside to celebrate children. Many countries in the world celebrate Children’s Day, and New Zealand is one of them. Continue reading »

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is an enormous celebration for Chinese people. The New Year celebrations span 15 days from the date of the first full moon in a calendar year, and because it follows the lunar cycle, the New Year date is always changing. Continue reading »

Celebrate Valentine’s Day – for those in our hearts

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day, which is always celebrated on February 14 each year, is not just a day for lovers. Valentine’s Day is a day where friends and family can show how much they care, and love gets its 5 minutes of fame. I always think of Valentine’s Day as a day where we celebrate those who are in our hearts.  Continue reading »


Due date calculator

Here’s a useful summary of festivals, events and public holidays in New Zealand as well as the  2014 and 2015 dates for each and what each holiday celebrates. Continue reading »

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