Monday, February 6, 2012

Bob Marley's birthday is a public holiday in New Zealand

View over Nine Mile, Jamaica.
Bob Marley's birth place and mausoleum 
Its true, Feb 6 is a public holiday in New Zealand. Bob Marley was born on Feb 6 1945 and reggae is very popular down in these Pacific islands, so naturally we'd make it a public holiday! 
   Actually Feb 6 is also the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between the Maori and the British Crown in 1840 - so the holiday is really Waitangi Day. However, being a holiday in the Kiwi summer there is always a BBQ and reggae playing in honor of Bob.