Niue Holidays, Events, Climate and Sightseeing

Niue: Holidays, events and national customs

Public holidays

There are a number of public holidays that do not have a fixed date, but are based on the location of Easter. Easter takes place on the first Sunday that follows the first full moon after the beginning of spring. Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, which ends on Holy Saturday, is 46 days before Holy Saturday. The date for Pentecost is then 50 days after Easter. The Corpus Christi festival is celebrated on the 2nd Thursday after Pentecost. All Saints’ Day is celebrated for Orthodox Christians on the 1st Sunday after Pentecost, but for Catholic Christians the date is fixed on November 1st. On October 31, Protestants celebrate Reformation Day. The Halloween festival also takes place on this day.

Date Holiday
January 1 New Year
February 6 Waitangi Day. The day commemorates the signing of the Waitangi Treaty in New Zealand, which forms the foundation of the New Zealand state.
March April Good Friday, Easter Monday
April 25 ANZAC Day. Australian-New Zealand Army Day, commemorating those who fell in World War II.
6th of June Birthday of the British Queen (Queen’s Birthday)
October 19 Constitution Day
25 December Christmas
December 26 Boxing Day, Boxing Day

Source: Countryaah – Niue Holidays

Other public holidays

January: traditional takai week with dancing events in Alofi

Special national customs

Young men entering adulthood have their hair cut off that has not been cut since childhood; however, young girls entering adulthood have their ears pierced.

Niue: climate

December to March is hurricane season with average temperatures of around 28 °C. The southeast trade wind blows from April to November and the average temperature is 25 °C.

The best time to travel to Niue

The best time to travel to Niue is April to November, outside of the hurricane season.

Climate table

Month Average number of rainy days Mean maximum temperatures in (°C) Mean minimum temperatures in (°C)
January 14-15 28-29 23-24
February 14-15 28-29 23-24
March 15-16 28-29 22-23
April 11-12 24-25 21-22
May 12-13 25-26 22-23
June 11-12 25-26 18-19
July 9-10 25-26 18-19
August 9-10 25-26 18-19
September 8-9 25-26 19-20
October 10-11 25-26 20-21
November 10-11 26-27 21-22
December 11-12 28-29 22-23

Niue: National customs

Young men entering adulthood have their hair cut off that has not been cut since childhood;

however, young girls entering adulthood have their ears pierced.

Niue: Sightseeing

UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are currently no UNESO world cultural or natural heritage sites in Niue. At the moment there are no proposals for Niue to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Museums

National Museum/Alofi

Artifacts and the history of the country are shown here.

The opening times are: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

University of the South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific was founded in 1968. Due to the geography of the South Pacific states, the university is spread over many locations. The University of the South Pacific is funded by 12 states, these are:

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Marshal Islands
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Solomon Islands
  • Samoa
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

The main campus of the university is located in Suva, Fiji Islands. A total of around 16,000 students are currently studying at all branches. The University of the South Pacific offers the following degree programs:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Computer science
  • journalism
  • tourism
  • Social sciences
  • environmental Protection
  • Economics

natural beauties

Vaikono Chasm

caves, washed-out pools of water, rock formations.

Togo Chasm

Togo Chasm, located on the southeastern coast of Niue, is wonderful for hiking and, like Vaikono Chasm, impresses with its washed-out water basins, waves and rock formations.

Arches of Talava

A fantastic cliff with several arches over the sea, complemented by side caves with red and green stalactites and stalagmites.

Huvalu Conservation Area

Rainforest and its wildlife

Sports

Diving and snorkeling

Diving and snorkeling are particularly attractive here, as no rivers flow into the sea and visibility of up to 40 m in the water is not uncommon.

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