Top events in South Africa

March
31

Klein Karoo Arts Festival is an Afrikaans arts and culture festival in the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. New Afrikaans dramas often debut here, and...

April
01

Around 34,000 music lovers flock to Cape Town to enjoy over 40 international and local artists performing over two days on five stages.. Past...

April
02

South Africa's largest consumer exhibition, with 30 exhibition themes ranging from furniture to sport to homeware to hobbies, attracts 500,000...

South Africa Public Holidays

Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
March
21
Human Rights Day
Start date:
21 March 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Family Day
Start date:
17 April 2017
April
27
Freedom Day
Start date:
27 April 2017
May
01
Workers' Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
June
16
Youth Day
Start date:
16 June 2017
August
09
National Women's Day
Start date:
9 August 2017
September
24
Heritage Day
Start date:
24 September 2017
December
16
Day of Reconciliation
Start date:
16 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Day of Goodwill
Start date:
26 December 2017
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