SUMMER MARKET AND A BOOMER YEAR OF MONDAY HOLIDAYS
Come down and enjoy the fun at our Waitangi Day Market.
Waitangi Day on February 6th falls on a Saturday this year which means a Market as usual day, but also means our holiday is Mondayised giving us a welcome three-day weekend.
Last year Waitangi Day fell on a Thursday, which meant you had to give up a day of annual leave on Friday to enjoy a long weekend.
This year we also have a nice early Easter break, from Friday, April 2 to Monday, April 5.
Anzac Day also gets the Mondayised treatment this year, as April 25 falls on a Saturday. So, that’s two long weekends to look forward to in April.
The next two holidays after that are standard three-day weekends – Queen’s Birthday on Monday, June 7, and Labour Day on Monday, October 25.
And while we are celebrating Mondays, did you know that Monday gets its name from the Anglo-Saxon word “mondandaeg” which translates to “the moon’s day.” The second day of the week in Nordic cultures was devoted to worshipping the goddess of the moon. Girls born on Mondays were given the name Mona in Ancient Britain, as it was the Old English word for moon.