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Waitangi Day

Line breaks: Wai|tangi Day
Pronunciation: /wʌɪˈtaŋi

Definition of Waitangi Day in English:


The anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, celebrated as a public holiday in New Zealand on 6 February since 1960.
Example sentences
  • It has been a calm Waitangi Day without significant protest and with much goodwill on both sides.
  • It is designed to encourage a wider spread of communities participating in Waitangi Day events.
  • The following years saw talks progressing for declaring Waitangi Day as an alternative to an existing public holiday.

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