South Africa has a total of 20 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is celebrated with a blend of both diversity and tradition in countries such as South Africa on January 1 each year.
|Tuesday||January 1||National holiday|
|Human Rights Day
||Thursday||March 21||National holiday|
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday||April 19||National holiday|
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
||Monday||April 22||National holiday|
||Saturday||April 27||National holiday|
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Wednesday||May 1||National holiday|
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
||Sunday||June 16||National holiday|
|Youth Day observed
||Monday||June 17||National holiday|
|Nelson Mandela Day
|National Women's Day
||Friday||August 9||National holiday|
||Tuesday||September 24||National holiday|
|Day of Reconciliation
||Monday||December 16||National holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Wednesday||December 25||National holiday|
|Day of Goodwill
||Thursday||December 26||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.