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Holidays in South Africa in 2016


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DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Mar 7MondayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 21MondayHuman Rights DayPublic Holiday
Mar 23WednesdayHoliHindu Holiday
Mar 25FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Mar 26SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayObservance
Mar 28MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 27WednesdayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
May 1SundayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 2MondayWorkers' Day observedPublic Holiday
May 5ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance
Jun 6MondayRamadan beginsMuslim
Jun 16ThursdayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 19SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 2SaturdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim
Jul 6WednesdayEid-al-FitrMuslim
Jul 18MondayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Aug 3WednesdayElection DayPublic Holiday
Aug 3WednesdayMunicipal ElectionsPublic Holiday
Aug 9TuesdayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Aug 18ThursdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday
Aug 25ThursdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday
Sep 5MondayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
Sep 13TuesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 24SaturdayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Oct 1SaturdayNavaratriHindu Holiday
Oct 3MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
Oct 11TuesdayDussehraHindu Holiday
Dec 12MondayProphet's BirthdayMuslim
Dec 16FridayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26MondayChristmas Day observedPublic Holiday
Dec 27TuesdayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance

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