Information about Public Holidays

Along significant National Holidays, South Africa in addition follows the Christian calendar of holidays. If public holidays fall on a Saturday, they are lost. However if they fall on a Sunday, they are carried over to the following Monday.

New Year's Day1 January
Human Rights Day21 March
Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday being the first full moon after March 21st
Family DayDay after first full moon after March 21st
Freedom Day27 April
Worker's Day1 May
Youth Day16 June
National Woman's Day9 August
Heritage Day24 September
Day of Reconciliation16 December
Christmas Day25 December
Day of Goodwill26 December