Public holidays and observances in South Africa

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
March 21 Wednesday Human Rights Day Observance
March 30 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
March 31 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 1 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 2 Monday Family Day Common Local holiday
April 27 Friday Freedom Day National holiday
May 1 Tuesday Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 13 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
June 16 Saturday Youth Day Observance
June 17 Sunday Father's Day Observance
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
July 18 Wednesday Nelson Mandela Day Observance
August 9 Thursday National Women's Day Public Holiday
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
September 24 Monday Heritage Day Public Holiday
December 16 Sunday Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
December 17 Monday Day of Reconciliation observed Public Holiday
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 24 Monday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Wednesday Day of Goodwill Public Holiday
December 31 Monday New Year's Eve Observance

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