Top events in South Africa

February
19

Celebrated since 2001, the festival’s 10 days of revelry include a gay film festival, comedy night, street fair and Red Party night in various...

March
10

This gruelling 108-km (67-mile) race is billed as the world's largest timed cycling race and attracts at least 35,000 entrants. The pack heads out...

March
12

Although still in relative infancy on the city's events calendar, the Cape Town Carnival gets more and more popular each year. It’s a fantastic...

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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