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April
22

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

April
27

Celebrating South Africa’s first democratic elections which took place on 27 April 1994, Freedom Day is marked with cultural events and...

May
01

Attracting snorkellers, divers and wildlife enthusiasts, the sardine run is considered to be one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth. It...

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.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
March
21
Human Rights Day
Start date:
21 March 2014
April
18
Good Friday
Start date:
18 April 2014
April
21
Family Day
Start date:
21 April 2014
April
27
Freedom Day
Start date:
27 April 2014
May
01
Workers' Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
June
16
Youth Day
Start date:
16 June 2014
August
09
National Women's Day
Start date:
9 August 2014
September
24
Heritage Day
Start date:
24 September 2014
December
16
Day of Reconciliation
Start date:
16 December 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014
December
26
Day of Goodwill
Start date:
26 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
March
21
Human Rights Day
Start date:
21 March 2015
April
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
April
06
Family Day
Start date:
6 April 2015
April
27
Freedom Day
Start date:
27 April 2015
May
01
Workers' Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
June
16
Youth Day
Start date:
16 June 2015
August
09
National Women's Day
Start date:
9 August 2015
September
24
Heritage Day
Start date:
24 September 2015
December
16
Day of Reconciliation
Start date:
16 December 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
December
26
Day of Goodwill
Start date:
26 December 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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