South Africa

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in South Africa for 2019 ready to be integrated into your application.

Located on the southernmost region of the African continent is South Africa. Often referred to as the “rainbow nation” South Africa is an area of multicultural diversity. Nearly 80% of its people are of Bantu ancestry. This multiethnic society hosts a variety of cultures and languages and religions. South Africa has experienced much political turmoil. During the 20th century the black majority sought more rights from the dominant white minority. From 1948- the 1990’s, South Africa’s racial segregation was the epicenter of racial conflicts. On May 31, 1961, the Republic of South Africa was founded, ending the British monarchy’s reign.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Tuesday New Year's Day
March 20th Wednesday March Equinox
March 21st Thursday Human Rights Day
April 19th Friday Good Friday
April 21st Sunday Easter
April 22nd Monday Family Day
April 27th Saturday Freedom Day
May 1st Wednesday Workers' Day
May 12th Sunday Mother's Day
June 17th Monday Youth Day (Observed)
June 16th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Friday June Solstice
August 9th Friday National Women's Day
September 23rd Monday September Equinox
September 24th Tuesday Heritage Day
December 16th Monday Day of Reconciliation
December 22nd Sunday December Solstice
December 25th Wednesday Christmas Day
December 26th Thursday Day of Goodwill
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