South Africa

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in South Africa for 2018 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 Monday New Year's Day
March 20th Tuesday March Equinox
March 21st Wednesday Human Rights Day
March 30th Friday Good Friday
April 1st Sunday Easter
April 2nd Monday Family Day
April 27th Friday Freedom Day
May 1st Tuesday Workers' Day
May 13th Sunday Mother's Day
June 16th Saturday Youth Day
June 17th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Thursday June Solstice
August 9th Thursday National Women's Day
September 23rd Sunday September Equinox
September 24th Monday Heritage Day
December 17th Monday Day of Reconciliation (Observed)
December 21st Friday December Solstice
December 25th Tuesday Christmas Day
December 26th Wednesday Day of Goodwill
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