Waitangi Day (Māori: Te Rā o Waitangi), the national day of New Zealand, celebrates the anniversary of the initial signing – on 6 February 1840 – of the Treaty of Waitangi, which is seen as the founding document of the nation. The first Waitangi Day was not celebrated until 1934, and it was made a national public holiday in 1974.
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- Hampson, Laura (2019-02-06). "Waitangi Day 2019: How kiwis celebrate New Zealand's national day". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-03-29.