We would like to take a moment to acknowledge Waitangi Day, a significant holiday celebrated in New Zealand on February 6th each year. This day commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, which is considered the founding document of New Zealand.
Key information about Waitangi Day:
- The Treaty of Waitangi was signed by representatives of the British Crown and Maori chiefs.
- The day was first officially commemorated in 1934.
- It became a public holiday in 1974.
- The day is marked by ceremonies, cultural performances, and public events.
Please note that our offices in New Zealand will be closed in observance of this holiday.
Happy Waitangi Day! 🎉 Today, February 6th, we celebrate this significant day in New Zealand's history.
A few things about Waitangi Day:
• Waitangi Day commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, New Zealand's founding document.
• The day was first officially commemorated in 1934.
• It's named after Waitangi, where the Treaty was first signed.
Remember, our colleagues in offices based in countries that observe this holiday, particularly New Zealand, will be out of office today. Let's respect their time off and save any non-urgent communications for tomorrow.
Enjoy the day, learn something new, and let's celebrate the rich history and culture of our Kiwi colleagues! 🥝
Today, February 6th, we celebrate Waitangi Day, a significant holiday in New Zealand. Here are some interesting facts about this day:
- It commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, New Zealand's founding document.
- The holiday is marked by ceremonies, music, and traditional Maori performances.
- It's a day for both celebration and reflection on New Zealand's history.
Please note, our offices in New Zealand will be closed in observance of this holiday.
We hope this message finds you well. We are writing to remind you that Waitangi Day, a public holiday, is coming up in about a week, specifically on February 6th.
Please note that our offices located in countries that observe this holiday will be closed in observance. These countries include New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau. If you are based in or work closely with clients or colleagues in these locations, please plan your schedules and workloads accordingly to accommodate this closure.
Waitangi Day is a public holiday in New Zealand, celebrated annually on February 6th. It commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, marking the founding of New Zealand. All employees in New Zealand are given a day off to observe this national holiday.
Recognizing diverse holidays like Waitangi Day in global teams fosters inclusivity and respect for different cultures. It promotes understanding and appreciation of the unique histories and traditions that shape team members' identities, enhancing team cohesion and collaboration.
- Organize a virtual presentation about the history and significance of Waitangi Day.
- Encourage team members to share their personal experiences or family traditions related to the holiday.
- Host a virtual New Zealand-themed trivia or game session.
- Share traditional New Zealand recipes for team members to try at home.