Every year during the middle of November, Canterbury celebrates the province’s anniversary holiday during the same week as the New Zealand Cup and the A&P Show.
First on the schedule is New Zealand Cup Week, with exciting events for those into racing and fashion. Horse racing, both gallops and harness racing, are the main events. Christchurch shops feature race-going fashion and hats. There are local fashion shows and displays.
After Cup Week, the country comes to town at the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association Show. The annual agricultural show has been held every year since 1862.
Christchurch Show Day is also a public holiday in Canterbury, celebrating the region’s official anniversary. The public holiday was originally held on or around 15 December, the anniversary day of the old Canterbury province marking the arrival of the First Four Ships. It was moved to the Friday of Show Week sometime between 1955 and 1958. The Friday had been People’s Day at the Show for years, but the change offered the additional bonus of an official holiday for banks and businesses.
Includes: Door to door transport, flights, accommodation, meals & attraction entry fees where stated.
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