Definition of calf day in English:

calf day

noun

NZ
  • A day on which pupils in rural areas bring calves to school as part of a competition to find the best animal.

    ‘bad weather has never cancelled calf day’
    • ‘The co-operative were great supporters of the rural community, sponsoring school calf days and other rural events.’
    • ‘From a spectator's point of view, the school's Calf Day was a great success.’
    • ‘The school goes back a long way, as does Calf Day, that iconic Taranaki event that has always dominated the rural school calendar.’
    • ‘The various screens in the exhibition will offer up a number of themes - pet and calf days, parades, group and individual pets and curiosities.’
    • ‘"Calf day is not about making money," the Principal says.’
    • ‘The couple had met at a calf day.’
    • ‘She takes time out from ribbon presenting duty to sit in the shade and explain exactly what calf day is all about.’
    • ‘If you've never experienced Calf Day, you're in for a treat. This is no ordinary school gala!’
    • ‘They live up the road and come to calf day every year.’
    • ‘It's things like calf day that make a school so special.’