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Public Holidays in South Africa

1 January New Year’s Day
Drag out the haggis, and don't forget the Scotch to wash it down - lots of it.
21 March Human Rights Day
A time to pause and think of the erosion of human rights coming about by the progressive killing of the Earth.
The Easter Weekend You work this out by finding the first Sunday following the first full moon after the southern Autumnal Equinox - the two holidays below just precede and follow this Easter Sunday.
  Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2006: 14th April;          2007: 6th April;
2008: 21st March;       2009: 10th April.
  Family Day (Monday after Easter Sunday)
2006: 17th April;          2007: 9th April;
2008: 24th March;       2009: 13th April.
27 April Freedom Day
Commemorating our first democratic election. "Free at last; free at last...."
1 May Workers Day
Keep the red flags flying.
16 June Youth Day
Remembering the youth and their part in the 1976 Soweto uprising.
9 August National Women’s Day
Appreciating women and their significance.
24 September Heritage Day
[Theme: Celebrating our national symbols]
16 December Day of Reconciliation
A day to ponder our similarities and common humanity.
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Day of Goodwill

Note: Should a public holiday fall on a Sunday, usually the Monday becomes a Public Holiday.


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