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Christ­mas Day hasn’t al­ways been a pub­lic hol­i­day! It's hard to imag­ine, but a day off on 25 De­cem­ber hasn't al­ways been a le­gal en­ti­tle­ment in New Zealand. Christ­mas, like New Year and Easter, came to New Zealand with the ear­li­est Euro­pean set­tlers. At first it was a com­mon-law hol­i­day – a cus­tom, but not a le­gal right. In the mid-19th cen­tury, 25 De­cem­ber (un­less it was a Sunday) was just an­other work­ing day for many peo­ple.²

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