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Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2022

Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2022

Date NameType
Jan 1SaturdayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Jan 2SundayTweede Nuwe JaarObservance
Feb 28MondayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday
Mar 1TuesdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Mar 18FridayHoliHindu Holiday
Mar 20SundayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 21MondayHuman Rights DayPublic Holiday
Apr 15FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Apr 16SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian
Apr 17SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
Apr 18MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 27WednesdayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
Apr 28ThursdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
May 1SundayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 2MondayDay off for Workers' DayPublic Holiday
May 3TuesdayEid ul FitrMuslim
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance
Jun 16ThursdayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 19SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 10SundayEid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim
Jul 18MondayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Jul 30SaturdayMuharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Muslim
Aug 9TuesdayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Aug 11ThursdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday
Aug 19FridayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday
Aug 31WednesdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
Sep 23FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 24SaturdayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Sep 26MondayNavaratriHindu Holiday
Oct 5WednesdayDussehraHindu Holiday
Oct 8SaturdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
Oct 24MondayDiwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
Dec 16FridayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26MondayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance

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