Top events in South Africa

June
01

This is the world's largest and oldest ultra marathon (it started in 1921), involving a 90km (56 miles) endurance race between Durban and...

June
27

This 11-day festival aims to celebrate artistic innovation and excellence and showcase new work. Virtually all art forms are represented – crafts...

July
01

Cinema from around the world with a focus on African film. 2014 will mark the 35th anniversary of this popular event among movie fans.

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
21
Human Rights Day
Start date:
21 March 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Family Day
Start date:
28 March 2016
April
27
Freedom Day
Start date:
27 April 2016
May
01
Workers' Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
June
16
Youth Day
Start date:
16 June 2016
August
09
National Women's Day
Start date:
9 August 2016
September
24
Heritage Day
Start date:
24 September 2016
December
16
Day of Reconciliation
Start date:
16 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
Day of Goodwill
Start date:
26 December 2016
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