List of Holidays in South Africa in 2023


South African Public Holidays

List of Holidays in South Africa

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments Instituted
Wednesday Jan 01 New Year’s Day National Holiday 1910
Saturday Mar 21 Human Rights Day National Holiday 1990
Friday Apr 10 Good Friday National Holiday 1910
Monday Apr 13 Family Day National Holiday Easter Monday 1980
Monday Apr 27 Freedom Day National Holiday National Day 1994
Friday May 01 Workers’ Day National Holiday International Workers’ Day 1995
Tuesday Jun 16 Youth Day National Holiday 1995
Sunday Aug 09 National Women’s Day National Holiday 1995
Monday Aug 10 National Women’s Day (in lieu) National Holiday For National Women’s Day 1995
Thursday Sep 24 Heritage Day National Holiday 1995
Wednesday Dec 16 Day of Reconciliation National Holiday 1995
Friday Dec 25 Christmas Day National Holiday 1910
Monday Dec 28 Day of Godwill National Holiday Boxing Day prior to 1980 1910


The South African Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994) determines that whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following it will be a public holiday.


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