Definition of Waitangi Day in English:

Waitangi Day

noun

  • The anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, celebrated as a public holiday in New Zealand on 6 February since 1960.

    • ‘It is designed to encourage a wider spread of communities participating in Waitangi Day events.’
    • ‘Alumni and friends are invited to join the NZ High Commissioner and other dignitaries at a Waitangi Day dinner in Kuala Lumpur.’
    • ‘We spent our Waitangi Day yesterday sitting in the garden, and talking, and in the evening we had dinner on the beach and swam in the sea.’
    • ‘It has been a calm Waitangi Day without significant protest and with much goodwill on both sides.’
    • ‘The following years saw talks progressing for declaring Waitangi Day as an alternative to an existing public holiday.’

Pronunciation:

Waitangi Day

/wʌɪˈtaŋi/