Wed 6 Feb 2013

Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)

Waitangi Day celebrations

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Waitangi Day is named after the treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840, in which New Zealand became part of the British Empire and the Maori got British Citizenship.

In 1973 a law was passed to make Waitangi Day a National Holiday and name it also New Zealand Day.

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