Top events in South Africa

December
31

It’s hard to beat the location of Cape Town's V&A Waterfront especially around the festive period. Live music, street performers and a host of...

January
01

A celebration of music, parades, dancing and food, Cape Town’s longest-running street party is when the Cape Minstrels (Kaapse Klopse) celebrate...

February
21

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...

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
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