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Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2021

Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2021

Date NameType
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Mar 11ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 21SundayHuman Rights DayPublic Holiday
Mar 22MondayHuman Rights Day observedPublic Holiday
Apr 2FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 5MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 27TuesdayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
May 1SaturdayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 9SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
May 9SundayMother's DayObservance
May 13ThursdayAscension DayObservance
May 14FridayEid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim
May 23SundayPentecostObservance
Jun 16WednesdayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 20SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 18SundayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Jul 20TuesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim
Aug 9MondayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Aug 10TuesdayMuharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Muslim
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 24FridayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Oct 19TuesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
Nov 1MondayAll Saints' DayObservance
Dec 16ThursdayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26SundayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 27MondayDay of Goodwill observedPublic Holiday
Dec 31FridayNew Year's EveObservance

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