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New Zealanders Share Beautiful Images Of How They're Celebrating Waitangi Day

February 6 is an incredibly significant day in the country's history.

06/02/2017 9:41 AM AEDT | Updated 06/02/2017 2:38 PM AEDT
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Beautiful New Zealand.

New Zealanders around the world are embracing Waitangi Day, posting on social media to show how they're celebrating the extremely significant day in their country's history.

Waitangi Day commemorates the signing of New Zealand's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. It's a public holiday that's held annually on February 6.

"The Treaty is the agreement signed by representatives of the Queen of England and leaders of most Māori Tribes when Britain first claimed New Zealand as a colony in 1840," the New Zealand Government's website explains.

"The principles of the Treaty are referred to in several Acts of Parliament. It is an important part of how New Zealanders work and the New Zealand education system."

Kiwis are posting stunning images on Instagram in celebration of their country, showing exactly how they are spending this public holiday.

Happy Waitangi Day! #nz🇳🇿 #kiwi #waitangiday #maorigirl #culture #lovenz #datwfeature #_talentsupport #tweenballet

A photo posted by 🌹Anya NZ🌹Official🌹 (@anyadancerxx) on

Happy #WaitangiDay #waitangidaypubcrawl #waitangidaypubcrawl2017 #oysterbay #mandiipope #kiwi #thingys

A photo posted by Mandii Pope 🖌✏️🖍🎨👩🏼‍🎨 (@mandiipope) on

Happy Waitangi Day people #waiheke #newzealand #nz #waitangiweekend #waitangiday #summer17 #summer

A photo posted by Out There Surf 🌊🏄 (@out_there_waiheke) on

Coffee time! #sunshine #waitangiday #northislandfamily

A photo posted by Andrew South (@andrewsouth32) on

Waitangi day pub crawl with this maaaaa-d lot #london #waitangiday #kiwisinlondon

A photo posted by Jordan Philo (@jordz1214) on



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