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    If we are going to have a holiday for Waitangi Day, we should also have a holiday for Dominion Day on 26th September - the day in 1907 when New Zealand became a truly independent country. Public Servants had a holiday and all government offices were closed to mark the occasion.

    These days law firms are closed on that day but they are about the only people who commemorate that special day. Most people do not even know about it which is a pity because it is such an important day in our history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    If we are going to have a holiday for Waitangi Day, we should also have a holiday for Dominion Day on 26th September - the day in 1907 when New Zealand became a truly independent country.
    Oh get real. We have an extra day now...Matariki. Yay, and in that spot where there are no holidays for ages.
    I care not why or what it is, as most people don't.....you care about easter? Or Xmas? As in the religious sense?
    Nope, day off, celebrate or not, how you like, or not.

    Likewise Waitangi day.
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    Having to take 2 weeks off at Christmas is a right pain the proverbial, I would rather work and take the time off in Feb but my industry shuts down at Christmas. And on the subject of holidays why can't we celebrate the winter/summer solstice instead of Christmas it has far more importance than some quasi fictional characters birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    ... Dominion Day on 26th September - the day in 1907 when New Zealand became a truly independent country. ..
    Not quite - it wasn't until 1947 that that happened.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statut...ption_Act_1947

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    Somewhat related, what happens to Queen's B'day / weekend when she dies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allblack View Post
    Somewhat related, what happens to Queen's B'day / weekend when she dies?
    It becomes King's B'day Weekend when Charles becomes King, just as it was before Queenie's ascension. At that time, February 1952, Queen Elizabeth's father, King George VI died. Up until then it was the King's birthday.

    Of course, they all don't have the same birthday so the decision was made to have the observance on the same day, the second Monday in June, in 1936, after King George V died. Before then the observance was on the Monarch's actual birthday.
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    I guessed as much, good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    some quasi fictional characters birthday.
    Just because you don't believe does not make it fictional. All the major religions in the world believe in this "quasi fictional character's birthday" so I think that you are a little outnumbered.

    Besides, you believe the year is 2021, don't you? Or do you have some other crazy idea that the vast majority of the world hasn't yet caught up with?

    Whatever your belief, you can't go past the fact that something unusual happened in the then known world 2021 years ago and the majority of the world - just not you - has been celebrating this fact ever since. You're just a little behind the world's majority.
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    Well, there are well over 4000 Religions in the world (without counting the Greens) and I think we should have a day off for all of them.
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    I like Christmas and Easter holidays so I can say to Chinese and Indians what I think of them at work when they say will you be open?
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    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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