Festivals in New Zealand

At Global we want to tell you about the different festivals in New Zealand, a country with great multicultural appeal for international students.
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Studying an English or higher education course in New Zealand can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. And this country is full of a great combination of cultures that are accompanied by its beautiful landscapes, which leave anyone amazed. One of the ways to enjoy the country's culture is to enjoy the festivals in New Zealand to have a good time during your stay.

Many of these festivals in New Zealand are aware of the importance of the country's rich culture and make it part of their great celebration, so going to these festivals can be a great way to learn more about this destination.

Go ahead and prepare your suitcase! We show you some Festivals in New Zealand, which are worth knowing.

Auckland Folk Festival


If we talk about festivals in New Zealand that have a long history in the New Zealand scene, The Auckland Folk Festival takes the crown as one of the most historic in the city, as there have been more than 50 versions.

At this party you can enjoy the great music festival that takes place on the main stage at Kumeu Showgrounds, on the outskirts of the city.

This festival takes place on the last weekend of January, and usually accompanies the celebrations around Auckland's birthdays. Check out the different English and higher education programs in this New Zealand city

Kawhia Kai Festival


The most important holiday in all of New Zealand is Waitangi Day where the day is celebrated when the British crown and the Maori tribes present in the territory met to establish what we know today as New Zealand.

That is why during the weekend closest to Waitangi Day which is celebrated at the beginning of February, The Kawhia Kai Festival is celebrated, a festival full of cuisine, music and artists of the Maori culture, who show the best of this culture for visitors.

So, if you are interested in learning about the most relevant aspects of Maori culture such as the Haka or traditional New Zealand food, you can make the most of this festival.

Hamilton Arts Festival 

One of the most anticipated festivals for New Zealand artists is the Hamilton Arts Festival, an event with more than 25 years of history and it has been the ideal setting for more than 600 national and international artists.

This festival takes place at the end of February and beginning of March in the Hamilton City Gardens.

Without a doubt, this festival is an ideal opportunity if you want to know much more about what it means to be a kiwi in New Zealand.

New Plymouth Festival of Lights


In the city of New Plymouth there is a beautiful event that takes place twice a year: the festival of lights. An event that brings together a beautiful show of lights, music and traditional food.

The first is done in the winter between June and July, and the second is done in the summer between December and January, so you will have two opportunities to witness this beautiful festival.

Rhythm and Vines

And we close this list with one of the most important music festivals in the country: the Rhythm and Vines festival in the city of Gisborne, Waiohika state.

This festival is held at the end of the month of December and is a celebration to which thousands of young people come to enjoy this celebration that since 2000 has become a way to say goodbye to the year in style.

So, if you are in this country, this is one of the experiences that you cannot miss during the end of the year. 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover these incredible festivals in New Zealand, Make the decision and take an English or higher education program and enjoy this wonderful destination.

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