Public Holidays in South Africa


Here is the full calendar of South Africa’s annual public holidays. Links will be added as the holidays are reached, and written about on SA Blog!

Note: if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday also becomes a holiday.

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Date Holiday
1 January New Year’s Day
21 March Human Rights Day
March/April (variable) Good Friday
March/April (variable) Family Day (Eastern Monday)
27 April Freedom Day
1 May Workers’ Day
16 June Youth Day
9 August Women’s Day
24 September Heritage Day
16 December Day of Reconciliation
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Day of Goodwill