Public holidays and observances in South Africa

Year 2024

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
February 7 Wednesday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
March 21 Thursday Human Rights Day Observance
March 29 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
March 30 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
March 31 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 1 Monday Family Day Common Local holiday
April 5 Friday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Public Holiday
April 10 Wednesday Eid ul Fitr Public 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 Father's Day Observance
June 16 Sunday Youth Day Observance
June 17 Monday Youth Day observed Public Holiday
June 17 Monday Eid ul Adha Public Holiday
June 20 Thursday June Solstice Season
July 8 Monday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim holiday
July 18 Thursday Nelson Mandela Day Observance
August 9 Friday National Women's Day Public Holiday
September 16 Monday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Public Holiday
September 22 Sunday September equinox Season
September 24 Tuesday Heritage Day Public Holiday
December 16 Monday Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
December 21 Saturday 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 2025

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 27 Monday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
March 20 Thursday March equinox Season
March 21 Friday Human Rights Day Observance
March 26 Wednesday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Public Holiday
March 31 Monday Eid ul Fitr Public Holiday
April 18 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 19 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 20 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 21 Monday Family Day Common Local holiday
April 27 Sunday Freedom Day National holiday
April 28 Monday Freedom Day observed National holiday
May 1 Thursday Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 11 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
June 7 Saturday Eid ul Adha Public Holiday
June 15 Sunday Father's Day Observance
June 16 Monday Youth Day Observance
June 21 Saturday June Solstice Season
June 27 Friday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim holiday
July 18 Friday Nelson Mandela Day Observance
August 9 Saturday National Women's Day Public Holiday
September 5 Friday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Public Holiday
September 22 Monday September equinox Season
September 24 Wednesday Heritage Day Public Holiday
December 16 Tuesday Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
December 21 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 24 Wednesday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Thursday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Friday Day of Goodwill Public Holiday
December 31 Wednesday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2026

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Thursday New Year's Day National holiday
January 16 Friday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
March 15 Sunday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Public Holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
March 20 Friday Eid ul Fitr Public Holiday
March 21 Saturday Human Rights Day Observance
April 3 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 4 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 5 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 6 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
May 27 Wednesday Eid ul Adha Public Holiday
June 16 Tuesday Youth Day Observance
June 17 Wednesday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim holiday
June 21 Sunday Father's Day Observance
June 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
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
August 26 Wednesday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Public Holiday
September 23 Wednesday 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 2027

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Friday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Wednesday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
March 5 Friday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Public Holiday
March 10 Wednesday Eid ul Fitr Public Holiday
March 20 Saturday March equinox Season
March 21 Sunday Human Rights Day Observance
March 22 Monday Human Rights Day observed Public Holiday
March 26 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
March 27 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
March 28 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
March 29 Monday Family Day Common Local holiday
April 27 Tuesday Freedom Day National holiday
May 1 Saturday Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 9 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 17 Monday Eid ul Adha Public Holiday
June 6 Sunday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim 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
August 9 Monday National Women's Day Public Holiday
August 15 Sunday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Public Holiday
September 23 Thursday September equinox Season
September 24 Friday Heritage Day Public Holiday
December 16 Thursday Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
December 22 Wednesday December Solstice Season
December 24 Friday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Saturday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Sunday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim 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