Apart from the gorgeous weather, spectacular geography and fantastic people, South Africa also has 12 public holidays. These are a mixture of the usual traditional holidays and some public holidays celebrating our unique heritage. Here’s the list of all the South African public holidays including those that fall on a Sunday.
- New Year’s Day [1 January]
- Human Rights Day [21 March]
- Good Friday [22 April]
- Family Day [Easter Monday – 25 April]
- Freedom Day [27 April]
- Worker’s Day [1 May]
- Youth Day [16 June]
- National Women’s Day [9 August]
- Heritage Day [24 September]
- Day of Reconciliation [16 December]
- Christmas Day [25 December]
- Day of Goodwill [26 December]
For 2011, the following day is also listed as a public holiday:
- 2 May (as Workers Day falls on a Sunday).