South Africa has a total of 17 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Name of Holiday Day Date Type
New Year's Day Monday January 1 public
Human Rights Day Wednesday March 21 public
Good Friday Friday March 30 public
Easter Sunday Sunday April 1 observance
Family Day Monday April 2 public
Freedom Day Friday April 27 public
Workers' Day Tuesday May 1 public
Mother's Day Sunday May 13 observance
Youth Day Saturday June 16 public
Father's Day Sunday June 17 observance
Nelson Mandela Day Wednesday July 18 observance
National Women's Day Thursday August 9 public
Heritage Day Monday September 24 public
Day of Reconciliation Sunday December 16 public
Public Holiday Monday December 17 public
Christmas Day Tuesday December 25 public
Day of Goodwill Wednesday December 26 public