Bernard Hickey blogs that the provincial anniversary days should all be on the same day:
We should be bringing together all of these itsy, bitsy little provincial holidays into one national day so we can all have a day off. It would no doubt significantly improve productivity on all these itsy, bitsy days and ensure we all still get a day off.
We could call it National Provincial Day Off. After all, does anyone really care or know why today is Auckland Anniversary Day and last Monday was Wellington Anniversary Day?
I agree. The whole idea of public holidays is that most of the country is n holiday, so you can relax. Otherwise you’d abolish public holidays and just give everyone two week’s extra annual leave.
So having different holidays in each province is silly. Especially considering we no longer even have provinces!
The holiday should just be set for all of the country as the last Monday in January. It’s a good time for a break.Tags: Bernard Hickey, public holidays