Public holidays and observances in South Africa

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
March 21 Thursday Human Rights Day Observance
April 19 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 20 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 22 Monday Family Day Common Local holiday
April 27 Saturday Freedom Day National holiday
May 1 Wednesday Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
June 16 Sunday Youth Day Observance
June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance
June 17 Monday Youth Day observed Public Holiday
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
July 18 Thursday Nelson Mandela Day Observance
August 9 Friday National Women's Day Public Holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
September 24 Tuesday Heritage Day Public Holiday
December 16 Monday Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Thursday Day of Goodwill Public Holiday
December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
March 21 Saturday Human Rights Day Observance
April 10 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 11 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 13 Monday Family Day Common Local holiday
April 27 Monday Freedom Day National holiday
May 1 Friday Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 10 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
June 16 Tuesday Youth Day Observance
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
June 21 Sunday Father's Day Observance
July 18 Saturday Nelson Mandela Day Observance
August 9 Sunday National Women's Day Public Holiday
August 10 Monday National Women's Day observed Public Holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
September 24 Thursday Heritage Day Public Holiday
December 16 Wednesday Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Saturday Day of Goodwill Public Holiday
December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2021

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Friday New Year's Day National holiday
March 11 Thursday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
March 20 Saturday March equinox Season
March 21 Sunday Human Rights Day Observance
March 22 Monday Human Rights Day observed Public Holiday
April 2 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 3 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 4 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 5 Monday Family Day Common Local holiday
April 27 Tuesday Freedom Day National holiday
May 1 Saturday Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 8 Saturday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Public Holiday
May 9 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 13 Thursday Eid ul Fitr Public Holiday
June 16 Wednesday Youth Day Observance
June 20 Sunday Father's Day Observance
June 21 Monday June Solstice Season
July 18 Sunday Nelson Mandela Day Observance
July 20 Tuesday Eid ul Adha Public Holiday
August 9 Monday National Women's Day Public Holiday
August 10 Tuesday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim holiday
September 22 Wednesday September equinox Season
September 24 Friday Heritage Day Public Holiday
October 19 Tuesday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Public Holiday
December 16 Thursday Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
December 21 Tuesday December Solstice Season
December 24 Friday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Saturday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Sunday Day of Goodwill Public Holiday
December 27 Monday Day of Goodwill observed Public Holiday
December 31 Friday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2022

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Saturday New Year's Day National holiday
March 1 Tuesday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
March 20 Sunday March equinox Season
March 21 Monday Human Rights Day Observance
April 15 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 16 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 17 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 18 Monday Family Day Common Local holiday
April 27 Wednesday Freedom Day National holiday
April 28 Thursday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Public Holiday
May 1 Sunday Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 2 Monday Workers' Day observed Public Holiday
May 3 Tuesday Eid ul Fitr Public Holiday
May 8 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
June 16 Thursday Youth Day Observance
June 19 Sunday Father's Day Observance
June 21 Tuesday June Solstice Season
July 10 Sunday Eid ul Adha Public Holiday
July 18 Monday Nelson Mandela Day Observance
July 30 Saturday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim holiday
August 9 Tuesday National Women's Day Public Holiday
September 23 Friday September equinox Season
September 24 Saturday Heritage Day Public Holiday
October 8 Saturday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Public Holiday
December 16 Friday Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
December 21 Wednesday December Solstice Season
December 24 Saturday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Sunday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Monday Day of Goodwill Public Holiday
December 26 Monday Christmas Day observed Public Holiday
December 31 Saturday New Year's Eve Observance