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Holidays in South Africa in 2018


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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday Type
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Feb 13TuesdayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday
Mar 2FridayHoliHindu Holiday
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 21WednesdayHuman Rights DayPublic Holiday
Mar 30FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Mar 31SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 2MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 13FridayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Apr 27FridayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
May 1TuesdayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 13SundayMother's DayObservance
Jun 10SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
Jun 15FridayEid ul FitrMuslim
Jun 16SaturdayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 17SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 18WednesdayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Aug 9ThursdayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Aug 22WednesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim
Aug 26SundayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday
Sep 2SundayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday
Sep 11TuesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
Sep 12WednesdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 24MondayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Oct 9TuesdayNavaratriHindu Holiday
Oct 18ThursdayDussehraHindu Holiday
Nov 20TuesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
Dec 16SundayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 17MondayDay of Reconciliation observedPublic Holiday
Dec 22SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26WednesdayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance

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