South Africa has a total of 40 holidays in 2020. 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.
|Wednesday, January 1, 2020|
||Friday, February 21, 2020|
Holi is a spring festival of colors celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and others. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the upcoming season of spring. The festival can last up to sixteen days.
|Monday, March 9, 2020|
||Friday, March 20, 2020|
|Human Rights Day
||Saturday, March 21, 2020|
|Isra and Mi'raj
Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
|Sunday, March 22, 2020|
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday, April 10, 2020|
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
|Saturday, April 11, 2020|
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
|Sunday, April 12, 2020|
||Monday, April 13, 2020|
||Monday, April 27, 2020|
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Friday, May 1, 2020|
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
|Sunday, May 10, 2020|
|Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).
|Tuesday, May 19, 2020|
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
|Thursday, May 21, 2020|
|Eid ul Fitr
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
|Sunday, May 24, 2020|
Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
|Sunday, May 31, 2020|
||Tuesday, June 16, 2020|
||Saturday, June 20, 2020|
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
|Sunday, June 21, 2020|
|Nelson Mandela Day
||Saturday, July 18, 2020|
|Eid ul Adha
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
|Friday, July 31, 2020|
||Monday, August 3, 2020|
|National Women's Day
||Sunday, August 9, 2020|
|National Women's Day observed
||Monday, August 10, 2020|
||Tuesday, August 11, 2020|
|Muharram/Islamic New Year
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
|Thursday, August 20, 2020|
||Saturday, August 22, 2020|
||Tuesday, September 22, 2020|
||Thursday, September 24, 2020|
||Saturday, October 17, 2020|
||Sunday, October 25, 2020|
|Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
|Thursday, October 29, 2020|
|All Saints' Day
Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
|Sunday, November 1, 2020|
|Day of Reconciliation
||Wednesday, December 16, 2020|
||Monday, December 21, 2020|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Thursday, December 24, 2020|
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Friday, December 25, 2020|
|Day of Goodwill
||Saturday, December 26, 2020|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Thursday, December 31, 2020|